September 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.
February 4, 2017
Please call 01865 722505 to Book Your Place
Please call 01865 722505 to Book Your Place
(apologies – the telephone number on the poster is an error)
December 3, 2016
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.
November 26, 2016
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
June 15, 2016
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.
The local council passes a resolution supporting Fairtrade, and agrees to serve Fairtrade products (for example, in meetings and in its offices and canteens)
A range of Fairtrade products are readily available in the area’s shops and served in local cafés/catering establishments
Local work places and community organisations (places of worship, schools, universities, colleges and other community organisations) support Fairtrade and use Fairtrade products whenever possible
Events and media coverage raise awareness and understanding of Fairtrade across the community
A local Fairtrade steering group representing a range of local organisations and sectors meets regularly to ensure the Fairtrade Town continues to develop and gain support.