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Fair Trade Week is Coming! (Dec 1-4)

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This year's Fair Trade Week is Dec. 1-4! Before the week starts, take some time to read a bit more about fair trade and how it relates to Catholic Social Teaching principals.


WHAT IS FAIR TRADE? At its heart, fair trade is about building respectful, enduring relationships. Fair trade embodies a certain set of criteria that are included, but not limited to:

• Paying a fair wage in the local context
• Offering employees opportunities for advancement
• Providing equal employment opportunities for all people, particularly the most disadvantaged
• Engaging in environmentally sustainable practices
• Being open to public accountability
• Building long-term relationships
• Providing healthy and safe working conditions within the local context.
• Providing financial and technical assistance to producers whenever possible

Information adapted from www.fairtradefederation.org and CRS Fair Trade Handbook.

WHY SHOULD WE CARE? 

"Solidarity is not just a feeling of vague compassion or shallow distress at the misfortunes of so many people, both near and far. On the contrary, it is a firm and preserving determination to commit oneself to the common good."
- Economic Justice for All

GET INVOLVED! For more information about Fair Trade awareness on campus,  contact Kate Lecci at leccik@duq.edu

Click here for details on Fair Trade week events


Events Weekly Overview (Nov 16– November 22)

Sunday
11/16
Monday
11/17
Tuesday
11/18
Wednesday
11/19
Thursday
11/20
Friday
11/21
Saturday
11/22

CrossRoads Christian Fellowship
8-10pm
SCMC, Whole center

Off the Beaten Path
5-6pm
SCMC, Whole center

Commuter Movie Screening
6-10pm
SCMC, Back rm

 

PR Mission Presentation
11:30am-2pm
SCMC, Whole center

Laval Project
12-2pm
SCMC Conference Rm

RCIA
4-5:30pm
SCMC Conference Rm

LASA
8-9pm
SCMC, Back room

CCME Crowd Funding Training
8:30-10:30pm

Grad Staffer Training
12-1pm
SCMC Conference rm

Towers RA Meeting
7:30-9pm
SCMC, Front rm

Wellbeing Club
8-9:30 pm
SCMC Back Rm

CEL
8-9pm
SCMC, Back room

Bible Study
9-10pm
SCMC, Whole center

ISO
4-10pm
SCMC, Whole center