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This Sat. May 10th - Mayor Gavin Newsom Proclaims San Francisco a Fair Trade City

In Honor of World Fair Trade Day
Mayor Gavin Newsom Proclaims San Francisco a Fair Trade City

Saturday, May 10th in Dolores Park

Join Mayor Gavin Newsom and the Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition in proclaiming San Francisco a Fair Trade City this Saturday in Dolores Park!

The event will feature speakers from the Mayor’s Office, Adina World Beat Beverages and TransFair USA and highlight the broad community support for fair trade in San Francisco and the cities achievement of the national guidelines to be recognized as a Fair Trade City .

Entertainment will be provided by the Bayonics hip hop group, a Senegalese dance troupe and local DJs. Free samples from Adina World Beat Beverages, Alter Eco and other local Fair Trade Certified retailers and licensees; along with free Fair Trade Certified flowers for Mother’s Day courtesy of 1-800-Flowers.

We will also join other Fair Trade cities around the country in attempting to break the Guiness Book World Record for “World’s Largest Coffee Break – Fair Trade Style” and invite attendees to bring along a Fair Trade coffee from one of the many neighborhood businesses offering this option to help us break the record.

This event is sponsored by the City of San Francisco , the Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition, TransFair USA , Adina World Beat Beverages, Global Exchange, AlterEco, ENGAGE, USF Students for Fair Trade and the dozens of local retailers who have made this milestone possible.

Help us spread the word! Please invite your friends and family to join us for this important milestone. Want to volunteer? We are going to need about a dozen hearty souls to help set up in the morning, break down in the evening and hand out all this free stuff!

Please call Jamie Guzzi, 510-663-5260 x.309 or email to volunteer.