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
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:
- 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
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
For the latest information on fair trade and Oxford’s Fairtrade Fortnight 2012 activities, quotes, photo opportunities etc, please contact Sabita Banerji at email@example.com or call 07773949787.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!