Fair Trade Week 2016

  • 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping at Fair Trade Week 2016. Faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to purchase ethically-sourced products from around the world, as well as enjoy activities including a lunch-and-learn event and movie screening.

Fair Trade Week runs from Monday, Nov. 28, through Thursday, Dec. 1, and includes the vendor marketplace each day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Representatives from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and the Alliance for Fair Food will also be on campus throughout the week helping to spread awareness of their fair food program in U.S. fields.

"Fair Trade gives global market access to artisans and producers in developing countries who would not normally be able to sell goods on a larger scale," said Spiritan Campus Minister Kate Lecci. "The guiding principles of this business system craft an ethical egalitarian approach to business and reaches out to those on the margins. As a Spiritan Catholic institution, promoting fair trade and fair food speaks to Duquesne's roots by promoting the dignity of all people."

Fair Trade Week activities include:

Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., PNC Atrium, Duquesne Union
Fair Trade Marketplace featuring global fair trade and ethically-sourced products from Pittsburgh-based vendors.

Nov. 28, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Assumption Lobby
Honors College Extra Perk, sponsored by Spiritan Campus Ministry, featuring fair trade coffee, tea and breakfast foods.

Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Power Center Ballroom
Fair Trade Cookie Wars Competition: Student teams will compete in a cookie baking contest using fair trade ingredients. Enjoy games and activities, as well as prizes, snacks and fair trade coffee and chocolate.

Nov. 29, 8 p.m., Spiritan Campus Ministry Center, second floor
Food Chains Movie Screening: Join the CIW for a special screening, followed by a panel discussion.

Nov. 30, noon, Africa Room
Fair Trade Lunch-and-Learn: Nicaraguan artisan coordinator for Pittsburgh-based Women of the Cloud Forrest, Jairo Tenorio, will talk about WOCF's expanded projects and how fair trade works. RSVP to Mary Beth Calorie, calorie@duq.edu.

In conjunction with Fair Trade Week 2016, members of the campus community can stop by locations in the Union and Gumberg Library to sample fair trade chocolate and coffees through tomorrow, Nov. 17.

All Fair Trade Week activities are free. For more information visit http://duq.edu/life-at-duquesne/spiritan-campus-ministry/community-engagement/fair-trade-at-duquesne or contact Kate Lecci, leccik@duq.edu, or call 412.396.5093.