Untold Stories Film Night 22nd November

October 31, 2016

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Oxford Celebrates World Fair Trade Day – Be an Agent For Change!

May 11, 2016

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

Free event – all welcome, no booking required

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


Fashion Revolution Day Special Screening – The True Cost

March 29, 2016

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Why not join us for a FREE screening of the True Cost Documentary Film on Fashion Revolution Day, 24th April.  The film will be followed by a panel discussion focusing on positive steps we can take as individuals.
 TAKE A LOOK AT THE FILM TRAILER AT  https://youtu.be/OaGp5_Sfbss

Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 Events – Share Your Passion for Fairtrade

March 5, 2016

Fairtrade Fortnight 2016

Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 – Sit down for breakfast. Stand up for farmers -is highlighting the severe lack of food security for farmers around the world, bringing together shoppers, campaigners and businesses to take action.

Get Involved in Oxford:

BREAKFASTS

  • The Windmill fairtrade shop in Headington is supporting a Fairtrade Breakfast on Saturday 5th March  www.headingtonfairtrade.org.uk
  • The Handle Bar Café in St. Michaels Street is providing fairtrade breakfasts during the fortnight
  • The Quakers will provide a fairtrade breakfast following their early morning Quaker Meetings at 43 St Giles, Oxford 7.30am until 8.00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Fairtrade Fortnight
  • Trading for Development (Judith Condor-Vidal) is having a fairtrade breakfast for parents and toddlers on the 10th March at 9 am at the Jericho Community Centre.  For information please go to http://www.tradingfordevelopment.co.uk

EVENTS

  • Fairtrade at St. Michaels fairtrade shop is offering a range of tastings and discounts on breakfast products during the fortnight www.fairtradeatstmichaels.co.uk
  • Oxford University Debate 3rd March ‘How Fair is Fairtrade?’ Carol Wills, Chair of the Oxford Fairtrade Coalition, is one of the panelists ***SORRY – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED***
  • Wednesday 2nd March – Oxford Brookes University is hosting a talk on Food Security and Fairtrade by Rachel Sweet, Fairtrade Foundation.   To book go to www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/events/food-glorious-fairtrade-food–is-fairtrade-a-21st-century-food-security-solution
  • Two Fairtrade sales are planned during Fairtrade Fortnight in Oxford by Trading for Development:
    • 5th March at the Jericho Community Centre – more details at www.tradingfordevelopment.co.uk
    • 13th March at Blackfriars Church – for information please go to www.tradingfordevelopment.co.uk

INTERNATIONAL FAIRTRADE VISITOR

  • Monday 7th March Mona El-Sayed, World Fair Trade Organisation board member, is visiting Oxford from Fair Trade Egypt and will be at Fairtrade at St. Michaels from 11.30am, later visiting The Windmill and Oxford Brookes University in Headington.
  • Mona is speaking at RISC in Reading on 8th March, 7pm – for details please go to http://www.risc.org.uk/events

We hope you will join us in the celebration of Fairtrade Fortnight 2016.

 


Oxford Fairtrade Fortnight 2012: Be There – Be Fair!

January 2, 2012

Find the latest plans on our Fairtrade Fortnight 2012 pages

Monday 27th February to Sunday 11th March 2012.

This year the Fairtrade Foundation is asking everyone to Take a Step for Fairtrade: “It can be a simple step like swapping your tea to Fairtrade, or a bigger step, like asking everyone in your office to do it too.” For more information, visit www.step.fairtrade.org.uk

Take your next step for Fairtrade in Oxford:

Oxford Fairtrade Fortnight 2012 Newspaper

Oxford Fairtrade Coalition is compiling a special edition Newspaper to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2012. It will contain articles about Fairtrade issues, a two page pullout map – courtesy of Daily Info – showing where you can buy Fairtrade products in Oxford, and a calendar of all the thrilling Fairtrade events that are taking place during the Fortnight. These include film screenings, producer fairs,  discussions about the ethics and impact of Fairtrade, tasting sessions and lots more.  Look out for you copy of Oxford Fairtrade News which will be widely circulated in Oxford shops, churches, libraries and community centres  mid-February. Or contact yourfairtradecity@gmail.com for a copy or if you can offer to display it in your workplace or social venue.

In the meantime, here’s a list of all the places you can buy Fairtrade in Oxford:

Where to find Fairtrade in Oxford

Media

For  the latest information on fair trade and Oxford’s Fairtrade Fortnight 2012 activities, quotes, photo opportunities etc, please contact Sabita Banerji at yourfairtradecity@gmail.com or call 07773949787.


June 25: Day of Action & Celebration to Keep Oxford Your Fairtrade City

May 17, 2011
Calling all cyclists, pedestrians, joggers, photographers, designers, tea-makers, cake-bakers, cocktail shakers, map-makers, software-programmers, Fairtrade consumers and campaigners…
 
Help create an updated Fairtrade Map of Oxford in a single day – and keep Oxford Your Fairtrade City.
 
Why? Because we need to submit a report to the Fairtrade Foundation applying for renewal of our Fairtrade City status – and to do that we need to prove that we have at least 25 shops and 13 catering outlets that sell two or more Fairtrade products. To find out if we still do – WE NEED YOUR HELP!
 
Here’s how it will work:
1. We’ll meet in the heart of Oxford for an energy-boosting fair trade coffee/breakfast,
2. Fairtrade treasurehunters will fan out across the city to discover Fairtrade treasure in as many shops, restaurants and workplace canteens as possible.
3. You send the info back by text or mobile phone photo to the OFTC “Control Room”, where other volunteers will update the Fairtrade Map of Oxford.
4. We all celebrate meeting the criteria to keep our Fairtrade City status (yes, we’re that confident!)
5. The information gathered will be fed into Oxford’s report to the Fairtrade Foundation, applying for renewal of our Fairtrade City status.
6. The map will be reproduced to provide Oxford residents and visitors with information about where to buy their fairtrade goods.
 
What can you do?
  • Volunteer as a treasure hunter, map-maker,  photographer, designer, breakfast preparer or party organiser.
  • Get your school, college and/or workplace involved (in the week running up to the 25th we’ll arrange for students to visit workplaces and report on their fairtrade credentials)
  • Spread the word – to your friends, family, colleagues… display posters, distribute leaflets
  • Publicise Your Fairtrade City Day of Action and Celebration in your school/uni/workplace/church/mosque/temple  newsletter.

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Sabita Banerji at yourfairtradecity@gmail.com


Fairtrade- Food, Music and People

June 25, 2010

It was the perfect summer evening we had imagined when we started planning this event at The Perch.  The weather was lovely, the music was fabulous, and the food was outstanding.  Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate fairtrade with us at The Perch.  We look forward to seeing  you again soon!

Fairtrade items from Exclusive Roots

Chitra from Nepal, manages Gurkha Delight in Whitney and provided the delicious food.

Nepalese buffet

Chitra and Celine from The Perch- many thanks to Celine for all her help in organising and hosting the night!