Fair Trade Symposium and Market Will be Held at AUNE November 5

The seventh annual symposium and fair trade market, “Fair Trade: Bringing Sustainability to Everyone,” will be held Saturday, November 5, at Antioch University New England (AUNE).

The symposium is organized by the Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation. It is open to the public to learn about and promote fair trade.

Registration for the symposium is $45. The fair trade market, held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the same venue, is free and open to the public. Purchase fair trade goods from local merchants at the market.

Lunch is included for the symposium’s registered attendees, catered by Tristan Toleno of Entera Artisanal Catering.

Dean Cycon, founder and CEO of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company, which offers certified 100% organic, fair trade and kosher coffee roasting, is the keynote speaker. He will speak on “The Struggle for Fairness: The Problems and Promise of Fair Trade.”

Other speakers include:
Paula Burdick. Burdick is co-owner of L.A. Burdick Chocolate, an international company with a store and restaurant in Walpole, New Hampshire.
Marta Ceroni. Ceroni is an adjunct professor at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and a Fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at University of Vermont.
Tamara Stenn. Stenn owns the KUSIKUY Clothing Co. and is a member of the Fair Trade Federation.
Emilia Laime. Laime is the Curaq Maiku (“president” in Quechua), of the Asociación Artesanal de Tejidos, “La Imilla” (Handicraft Association of Knitwear).
Tatiana Schreiber. Schreiber teaches environmental studies, environmental anthropology and writing at Keene State College and Union Institute and University.
Joseph J. Torok. Torok earned a master’s degree in political science with an emphasis on comparative government and international relations from the University of South Florida.
Elizabethada Wright. Wright is a professor at Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire and owns Fa La Lo, a retail store featuring only locally made and fair trade products.

Find more information about the Fair Trade Symposium here.

The Fair Trade Market
Contact Tierney Rosenstock, symposium coordinator, at trosenstock@antioch.edu or go to www.centerfortropicalecology.org/events/fairtrade.cfm for information and registration forms.

The Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation at AUNE promotes the sustainable and just use of tropical ecosystems by training conservation leaders, conducting conservation research with partner organizations and serving as an educational resource for New England.

The Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation at AUNE promotes the sustainable and just use of tropical ecosystems by training conservation leaders, conducting conservation research with partner organizations and serving as an educational resource for New England.