World Fair Trade Day at Daley Plaza

May 2, 2009 8:02:10 AM PDT
World Fair Trade Day was designed to raise awareness of fair trade globally. Americans across the country will celebrate fair trade this month with respective events throughout the country. (News Release) Chicagoland residents and supporters can join in the celebration as Chicago Fair Trade puts on its second annual World Fair Trade Day festival in Daley Plaza on Monday, May 4. Noted speakers will share how Chicago is moving toward becoming a fair trade city.

Fair trade is a world-wide movement aimed toward reducing poverty by providing farmers and artisans in developing countries a fair wage for their work. Chicago Fair Trade, the organizer of the World Fair Trade Day activities in Daley Plaza, is working toward making Chicago a Fair Trade City by educating Chicagoland residents about fair trade and how they can support the movement locally.

World Fair Trade Day in Daley Plaza will feature more than 20 fair trade vendors from which visitors can shop, presentations by noted fair trade leaders and farmers as well as global drum circles throughout the day.

WHAT:

  • World Fair Trade Day Second Annual Festival Over 20 booths will bring products to Chicagoans from around the world that protect the environment and pay producers a living wage.
  • WHO:

  • Chicago Fair Trade member organizations and noontime speakers Commissioner for the Environment Susan Malec-McKenna and Carol Moseley Braun, former senator and ambassador and current president of Ambassador Organics.
  • WHEN:

  • Monday, May 4, 2009 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • WHERE:

  • Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington
  • Chicago Fair Trade has over sixty member organizations, businesses, non-profit organizations, faith based groups, educational institutions, as well as students and individual activists who work to increase support for fair trade in the Chicago metro area through education, advocacy and consumer campaigns. For more information visit ChicagoFairTrade.org


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