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John Carroll University Hosts Ohio Fair Trade Expo & Marketplace

Submitted by on September 27, 2010 – 5:07 am2 Comments


What?

The Ohio Fair Trade Expo will feature speakers and workshops for members of
faith communities, high school and college students, and fair trade advocates
discussing the Fair Trade movement in Ohio. As part of the Expo, more than
twenty vendors from across the state will also participate in a Fair Trade
Marketplace, that includes clothing, artisan crafts, food, and drink products.

The Expo is intended to be an educational event that will empower consumers to become advocates for
fair trade by raising regional awareness of the concept as an important and viable business model.
For more information about the Ohio Fair Trade Expo, including a schedule and online pre‐registration,
please visit: www.ohiofairtrade.com.

Who?

Confirmed Keynote Speaker:
Jackie DeCarlo, Senior Program Officer, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Fair Trade Program

Invited Presenters:
Cecilia Appianim, Divine Chocolate Farmer/Producer from Ghana, Divine Fair Trade Chocolate
Jeff Heinen, CEO, Heinen’s Fine Foods
Carmen Iezzi, Executive Director, Fair Trade Federation
Peter Buck, Program Representative, Equal Exchange Interfaith Program
Chris Solt, Regional Sales Manager, Ten Thousand Villages
Karen Hansen, Director, Ohio Conference on Fair Trade
Judy Myers Hoffhine, Board President, Partners for Just Trade

The Expo is sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s, John Carroll University, Diocese of Cleveland Social Action Office & Global Solidarity Program, Global Crafts, Canaan Fair Trade, Catholic Diocese of Toledo Social Action Office, TransFair USA, Ten Thousand Villages Cleveland, InterReligious Task Force on Central America, INTO, and Revive Fair Trade.

When?

Saturday, October 9, 2010 ‐ 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Workshops Require Paid Registration
Shopping at Fair Trade Marketplace is FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC

Where?

John Carroll University
20700 North Park Boulevard, University Heights, OH
Dolan Center for Science and Technology / Muldoon Atrium

CONTACT: Christopher Kerr
Campus Ministry, John Carroll University
216.397.4777 or ohio.fair.trade.expo@gmail.com

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