Archive for September, 2010

Save the Date! Oct 1 - Fair Trade Mixer in Chicago

Friday, September 17th, 2010


October is International Fair Trade Month!

Every Purchase Matters, reflects the difference that consumers can make in the lives of farmers and workers around the world by voting with their dollars when they buy Fair Trade Certified products.

The “Fair Trade Mixer” event is to raise money for several non-profit organizations that raises awareness about the importance of fair trade, global education and living in a sustainable environment (think green!).

Fair Trade Mixer

Come to GlobalFest Africa!

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Don’t miss this event, put on by Chicago Fair Trade!


GlobalFest Africa 2010

Enjoy a festive night celebrating the growth of fair trade as reflected in the lives of producers in Africa.

Special Guest Cecilia Appianim, Financial Secretary for Kuapa Kokoo Cooperative, represents 45,000 cocoa farmers in Ghana who supply cocoa to the Divine Chocolate company, a U.K. company that launched in the U.S. in 2007. The Kuapa Kokoo Cooperative is co-owners of Divine so reap the benifits of a fair trade premium as well as profits from Divine sales. Hear her story and have a “divine” taste.

Appetizers, fair trade wine. Our silent auction will feature 2 lithographs of Samuel Akainyah!
The Akainyah Gallery is located just a block west of the River North heart of galleries. Samuel Akainyah owns and directs this gallery, which also features his art. His experience as an African-American and the identity of Chicago are key factors in his dynamic work.

Our program will include the presentation of our 2010 Changemaker Award, recognizing the institutional change that is possible through individual fair trade advocacy. Bianca Alexander, esq, our emcee, is co-CEO of Conscious Planet Media and executive producer of Conscious Living TV and Soul of Green.


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