Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition

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August 11 Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition Meeting!

Global Exchange, 2017 Mission St. across from the 16th St. BART

Calling all Fair Trade supporters!

Come support and re-energize the Bay Area Fair Trade movement on Tuesday, August 11 at the Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition Meeting! We will discuss the vision of Fair Trade Towns and organize teams to achieve our goals. Furthermore, we will discuss the idea of a Fair Trade Towns Oakland and Berkeley campaigns, and brainstorm strategies to make these initiatives into realities.

It has been over a year since the last Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition meeting, and in that time we have organized many citywide events including three BART giveaways and the San Francisco Bike Coalition coffee giveaway, as well as built a network of over 150 activists, licensees, retailers, and nonprofit organizations.

We have ideas for city-wide actions for Fair Trade month: a Fair Trade crawl to retail locations that sell Fair Trade products; tabling and offering workshops at Sunday Streets (an event in which the city of San Francisco creates car-free spaces in the city for people to explore different neighborhoods and participate in a wide variety of activities), and the launching of Fair Trade Oakland and Berkeley campaigns.

We are now at a turning point in the campaign, and we need to make decisions regarding its future at the local and national levels. For the campaign to be successful, we need people to get involved with the local steering committee, take on leadership roles, and take ownership of the direction of the campaign.

We thank you for your involvement in the Fair Trade movement, and extend to you this opportunity to get involved and make these projects into realities! Channel your excitement into organization by taking on a leadership role in this campaign and offering your thoughts and ideas.

Please come and offer your creativity and support!

What: Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition Meeting
Where: Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street, second floor
San Fransisco, CA. 94110
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Time: 6:30 pm—8 pm
Why: To galvanize the Fair Trade movement!

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