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
Photo: Members of the Oxford Fairtrade Coalition with the Fairtrade City Certificate
We are delighted to announce that Oxford has retained it’s Fairtrade City status, which recognises the commitment of campaigners, businesses, universities, colleges, places of worship, community groups and Oxford City Council to fairtrade principles and practices across the city.
The Oxford Fairtrade Coalition submitted a 2 year plan to the Fairtrade Foundation (www.fairtrade.org.uk) for the on-going support and development of fairtrade activities in the city. The plan responds to 5 Goals which provide the framework for assessing whether a town or city truly supports fairtrade. The Goals are detailed below, and we are happy to share details of our plans on request. Congratulations to all involved and thank you to the many fairtrade supporters in Oxford and across Oxfordshire county.
You are invited to join us this Saturday 14th May for Coffee, Tea, Inspiring Short Talks/Film followed by a Tour of the Town Hall by Lord Mayor Rae Humberstone
12pm – 1pm – Fair Trade Tea/Coffee/Snacks, short talks/film on Fair Trade and learn how to be an agent for change in Oxford. Feel free to bring a sandwich along!
1.15pm – 2pm – Photo shoot and Tour of the Oxford Town Hall by the Lord Mayor of Oxford
Venue: Oxford Town Hall, Barristers Room
Sponsored by Oxford City Council and Oxford Fair Trade Coalition
Find out more about World Fair Trade Day at http://wfto.com/events/world-fair-trade-day-2016