Fairtrade Sale 3rd March Jericho Community Centre 3pm – 5.30pm

February 17, 2018

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Monday 9th Feb Oxford Town Hall 6pm – Help shape the Oxford Fairtrade Coalition strategy

February 4, 2018

Come and help shape Oxford Fair Trade Coalition’s strategy for 2018. Sabita Banerji will present our plans for the year. We would love to hear your thoughts, and if you have time, to get you involved!

OFTC was set up as a coalition of organisations promoting fair trade, and securing Oxford’s status as a Fairtrade City. The founding volunteers have maintained a steady programme of talks, exhibitions, campaigns and fashion shows etc to raise awareness of fair trade in Oxford.

But the world has changed since the early days. The initial ‘honeymoon period’ of the Fairtrade movement has started to fade. This is now a crowded market – other certification schemes purport to offer the same guarantees but with less stringent checks and at a lower price. And rapid developments in communications and data technology are opening up other opportunities for achieving Fairtrade’s original objectives.

At the same time consumers – or citizens as we prefer to call them – are more concerned about unethical trading practices than ever before. Large companies are now taking their ethical trade responsibilities more seriously, and there has been an upsurge of local, sustainable producers who do not formally come under the remit of Fairtrade but who share its ethos.

In this new more aware, and more crowded fair trade environment, the Oxford Fair Trade Coalition faces many challenges, but also new opportunities to put down deeper roots, reach out further and aim higher.

Fair Trade is more relevent than ever, and there is still so much to do!

So join us on the 5th February and help make it happen!

You can just turn up or register your interest here
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-open-discussion-on-shaping-oxford-fairtrade-coalitions-strategy-tickets-42315527883


Jericho Fairtrade Christmas Sale 16 December 2017

December 5, 2017

16 Dec TFD sale


OFTC Meeting 11 December 2017

December 5, 2017

11 Dec meeting 2017


Good Food Oxford’s Annual Celebration 11th December 2017 / 7.30pm – 9.30pm

November 26, 2017

Good Food Oxford 11 Dec 2017 EventTo book click on link Booking form


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

October 25, 2017

JOIN THE OXFORD FAIR TRADE COALITION
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.