PUBLIC DEBATE ON FAIRTRADE
KENSAL GREEN ON THURS 17 NOV
Brent Fairtrade Network is joining with Fairtrade groups in Harrow, Ealing, Hounslow, Richmond and Kingston to host a debate on the future of Fairtrade on
Thursday 17 November 7-9 pm at St Martin’s Church, Kensal Green,
Mortimer Road, NW10 5SN.
All are welcome and entry is free. We shall be discussing topics such as the following:
• Is the Fairtrade model still a good one?
• Why not a Fairtrade label for manufactured goods?
• Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade: are two labels needed?
• Why do we need the Fairtrade Sourcing Programme?
• Workers’ wages and rights raised by the critical SOAS report in 2014 “Fairtrade, Employment and Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia and Uganda”
• What is the future of ethical certification?
• How should Fairtrade respond to the proliferation of schemes?
We have a great line up of speakers to discuss these topics with:
• Anne Cooper, Oxfam
• Barbara Crowther, Fairtrade Foundation
• Stuart Singleton-White, Rainforest Alliance
• Vidya Rangan, ISEAL: global movement of sustainability standards
The event starts at 7 pm with Fairtrade refreshments and stall: bring cash or cheques for early Christmas shopping. From 7.30 pm we shall hear briefly from the speakers on the topics above before opening up discussion, ending by 9 pm.
If you plan to attend please register: www.eventbrite.com/e/does-fairtrade-have-a-future-tickets-28817702524 This helps us with the planning – but you are welcome to come even without registering.