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SAVE THE DATE - GlobalFest, October 28

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Please join us for GlobalFest, Chicago Fair Trade’s annual benefit. Chicago Fair Trade works to reduce global poverty by increasing support for fair trade through education, advocacy and consumer campaigns.

Friday, October 28th, 6 - 9:30 pm
Venue: National Museum of Mexican Art located at 1852 W. 19th Street Chicago, IL


GlobalFest will celebrate Chicago’s recent designation as a Fair Trade City and will feature Chicago’s Fair Trade connections to Latin America. In addition to fair trade wine and cocktails, appetizers and music, a short program will highlight Latin American fair trade producers and recognize three outstanding changemakes. Guests will have the opportunity to view the Museum’s “Day of the Dead” exhibit.

- Appetizers, Fair Trade Wine and new FAIR Cocktails!
- Kallari Chocolate Dessert
- Silent Auction
- Latin Music.
- Emcee Tsi-Tsi-Ki Felix , lead news anchor, Telemundo Chicago

Presentation of Chicago Fair Trade’s Changemaker Award:
Bill Lamme, History and Civics teacher at Kelly High School, has involved his classes and the Students for Social Justice Club in fair trade for the past five years, last June showcasing a fair trade fashion show to the school.

For more info visit
or contact Nancy Jones at 312-212-1760 or

Thank you to our sponsors:


- Wholesome Sweetners
- Mindful Metropolis
- Gozamos
- WCPT Am & Fm

Change Brokers:

- Catholic Relief Services
- Greenheart Shop
- Ten Thousand Villages


- Big Bowl
- Casteel Coffee
- Loyola University
- National Alliance of Latin America and Caribbean Communities
- Urban Partnership Bank


- Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America
- Comparte
- Clare Gola/ Bernstein Global Wealth
- Maya Romanoff

Benefit Committee

Dana Emanuel
Adriana Escarcega
Marisa Goldberg
Bharathi Gunasekaran
Ervin Lopez
Mary Meyer
Art Perez
Angie Powell
Sue Rollins
Gayle Shain
Sandhya Sur
Joy Tournoux,
Nancy Jones, Executive Director

Host Committee

Katherine Bissell-Cordova
Amy Ellison
Holly Elzinga
Adrianna Escarcega
Pushpika Freitas
Ervin Lopez
Mary Meyer
Kathleen Morkert
Phyllis Nickel
Art Perez
Angie Powell
Gayle Shain

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