Fair Trade Festival
Fair trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions and securing the rights of marginalized producers and workers. Many of the crafts are made by artists in women-managed cooperatives. Funds raised by the sale of these crafts initiate support for a living wage and better living conditions.
We are organizing workshops that will be held during the day on December 1st including a workshop on worker cooperatives and starting a food cooperative in Westchester County, a workshop on Palestinian hand embroidery by leading expert Hanan Munayyer, and a meditation workshop with Alan Levin (www.sacredriverhealing.org).
Live music will be performed throughout the day featuring Art Bennett, Marc Black (www.marcblack.com) and the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus. Homemade baked goods, soup, bread and fair trade coffee/tea will be available for purchase.
Limited vendor space is still available and applications are available upon request. Over 25 vendors are expected to participate.
This event is open to the public. Suggested donation for admission is $2 – $5.
This event is organized by Memorial United Methodist Church, The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center, Westchester Martin Luther King Jr. Institute for Nonviolence and the WESPAC Foundation.