Join us! Don’t Ditch Fairtrade demonstration Saturday 28th October 1pm – 1.30pm

October 25, 2017

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


Event 28th October & 1 November – Palestine in Oxford Mazin Qumsiyeh from Bethlehem

October 19, 2017
Palestine in Oxford  Mazin Qumsiyeh from Bethlehem
In association with UK Palestinian solidarity and support groups, who have organised local meetings, Oxford Ramallah Friendship Association (Registereed Charity 1155620) is pleased to have arranged and coordinated a UK tour by Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh in which he will speak about environmental protection and human rights in Palestine. Oxford Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Friends of Birzeit University have co-sponsored the Oxford public meetings and Palestine Unlocked have given financial support for this visit. 
Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh is Director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History and the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability – Bethlehem University.  He grew up in Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem. After many years in academia in the USA, he returned to Palestine in 2008. He currently teaches and conducts research at Bethlehem and Birzeit universities. Besides his academic work he is passionate about public education on ecology and the environment, and human rights. 
Amongst other meetings and visits, Professor Qumsiyeh will be speaking at a total of 11 public meetings including the London Middle East Institute (at SOAS) and Leeds University, meeting parliamentarians and meeting with key staff in both the London and Oxford Natural History Museums.  
In Oxford we are very pleased to have two public meetings which cover complementary aspects of Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh’s work and activism.  We hope you can come and hear Mazin’s informative and inspiring talks.
Saturday 28th October  4pm
Environmental justice and sustainability in Palestine: challenges and opportunities 
Venue: West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road, OX2 0BT.   (Limited parking is available)
Environmental justice and sustainability in Palestine: challenges and opportunities followed by a social event from 6 pm with refreshments, Oxford PSC stall,  second hand book stall and copies of Mazin’s book:  Popular Resistance In Palestine A History of Hope and Empowerment by Mazin Qumsiyeh (Pluto Press) will also be on sale.
A collection will be made towards the Palestine Natural History Museum.
Organised by Oxford Ramallah Friendship Association and Oxford Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Wednesday 1st November 7 pm
Oxford University – Sharing the Land of Canaan.   
At Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College, Woodstock Road, OX2 6JF
Organised by Oxford Ramallah Friendship Association and co-sponsored by Friends of Birzeit University (Fobzu). Chaired by Omar Shweiki of Fobzu.
Copies of Mazin’s book:   Popular Resistance In Palestine A History of Hope and Empowerment by Mazin Qumsiyeh (Pluto Press) will be for sale.
A collection will be made towards the Palestine Natural History Museum.


Oxford Fair Trade Coalition Event Wednesday 18th October 2017 – Finding a New Way Forward for Fairtrade

September 30, 2017


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.


Macmillan Cancer Support Fair Trade Pop Up with Tea Coffee Cookies Saturday 23rd September 3pm – 5pm Jericho Community Centre

September 18, 2017

Friday 1st September – Evening opening to celebrate Fairtrade Headingtons new look

August 29, 2017

World Fair Trade Day Picnic on Christ Church Meadow, 12 – 3pm on the 13 May

April 30, 2017

In support of Fashion Revolution Week (24 April – 30 April) The True Cost film showing at 7.45pm on 26th April in Kirtlington Village Hall

April 19, 2017

Kirtlington Tru Cost showing 26th April