JOIN THE OXFORD FAIR TRADE COALITION
What? Don’t Ditch Fairtrade demonstration
Where? Outside Sainsbury’s, opposite Town Hall, St. Aldate’s, Oxford
When? 1.00 – 1.30 pm Saturday 28 October 2017
Why? Sainsbury’s is dropping Fairtrade certification in favour of its own in-house scheme. They are starting with tea. Other products are expected to follow. Let’s protest. Bring your own placards or banners
JOIN THE OXFORD FAIR TRADE COALITION
Oxford Fair Trade Coalition Event Wednesday 18th October 2017 – Finding a New Way Forward for FairtradeSeptember 30, 2017
FINDING A NEW WAY FORWARD FOR FAIRTRADE – BUILDING A STRONGER MOVEMENT
Jamie Hartzell, Chair of the Divine Chocolate Company and Dr Matthew Anderson, University of Portsmouth, will debate the motion.
“While Fairtrade has achieved a fantastic amount for farmers and workers in the Global South in the last twenty years, it needs to be radically reformed if it is to achieve similar impact in the next twenty’, followed by break out into small groups to discuss possible ways forward for FT, followed by a vote on the motion! – might we promote it more widely?
Wednesday 18 October . 7.000pm – 9.30pm
Simpkins Lee Lecture Theatre Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QA
Open to the Public. Free entry
Recognition of, and support for, the Fairtrade mark remains high. But recent events would imply that the willingness of businesses to use the Fairtrade mark is declining. This is true for both the large multinational companies and the smaller, more dedicated Fair Trade businesses. And for some consumers, Fairtrade is seen as less pioneering than in the
Join us for a lively debate and to share your ideas on how to build a stronger Fairtrade Movement.
The Future of Fairtrade: Is Small Still Beautiful?
The Oxford Fairtrade Coalition AGM Monday 16th January 2017 6pm – 8pm Long Room, Oxford Town Hall St. Aldates, OX1 4BX
Talk by Mike Gidney, CEO Fairtrade Foundation, followed by an opportunity to ask questions
Join us for an interesting debate including the hot topics of market access for farmers and corporate own labels and our role, going forward, as Fairtrade towns, universities, schools and faith groups
The business of the meeting will take place from 6.00pm for a maximum of half an hour. Mike Gidney will speak at 6.30 for about half an hour on his vision of the future of Fairtrade and the role of FT towns, universities, colleges, schools and faith groups. There will then be half an hour for questions and comments before sharing a glass of FT wine or juice together.
This is a time of considerable change for Fairtrade, so it will be interesting to have a chance to hear and ask questions about its future.
Latin American Centre Seminar Series
Michaelmas Term, 2016
to take place at 5pm on Monday 28 November 2016 in the Latin American Centre, Main Seminar Room,
1 Church Walk, Oxford, OX2 6LY, unless otherwise noted.
Nicaragua Then, Now and in the Future.
The Latin American Centre and the Oxford-León Association would like to invite you to our celebratory seminar on Nicaragua, as part of the 30 anniversary of the twining between the city of Oxford and León in Nicaragua. The seminar titled “Nicaragua Then, Now and in the Future” will take place on 28 November at 5pm in the Latin American Centre.
The panel will have two participants: Professor Valpy Fitzgerald of the Oxford Department of International Development and Dr Paul Oquist, Minister – Private Secretary for National Policies of Nicaragua. The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councilor Mohammed Altaf-Khan, will say a few words at the beginning. The event will be chaired by the Director of the Latin American Centre, Dr Diego Sánchez Ancochea.
Diego Sánchez Ancochea