Go Bananas in Oxford

February 16, 2009

The Fairtrade Foundation are calling on all Fairtrade supporters to Go Bananas during Fairtrade Fortnight.

You can be part of the worlds biggest (possible only…) Banana ‘event’ on the 6th and 7th March.

There are already events taking place in Oxford – but to find out more and to add your events to the Fairtrade Fortnight map take a look at the Go Bananas website.

(If you’re planning an open event – make sure you let us know as well so we can promote it also…).

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23rd Feb – The Great Trade Debate: Is trade justice a lost cause?

January 28, 2009

The Fairtrade Foundation are organising a series of great debates on trade across the UK during Fairtrade Fortnight – and one of them is coming to Oxford.

Here’s what they say about the events:

Fairtrade Fortnight 2009 provides a fantastic opportunity to explore some of the issues connected to Fairtrade in more detail. The Fairtrade Foundation, along with its member organisations including the World Development Movement, Traidcraft, Oxfam and Christian Aid, is organising a series of debates across the UK during the Fortnight. At these events, Fairtrade experts, politicians, commentators, business people and NGO representatives will debate issues around ethical consumerism, fair trade versus free trade, climate change, trade justice and the future of Fairtrade.

All events are open to the public and free of charge.

The Oxford event is taking place on the 23rd February from 7 till 9pm at Oxford Town Hall to discuss the motion ‘Is trade justice a lost cause?’. Speakers will include:

  • Harriet Lamb, Executive Director, Fairtrade Foundation;
  • John Hilary, Director, War on Want
  • Fiona Shera, Head of Trade and Development, DFID-BERR
  • Edwin Laurent, Former Special Envoy to the EU for the Windward Islands

And there will be time for questions from anyone attending.

If you’re planning to come along, the Fairtrade Foundation have more information and a registration page here.

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