SUSY Fairtrade speaker tour

This Fairtade Fortnight get to know some of the stories behind products such as olive oil, almonds, maftoul, za’atar and coconuts at our Fairtrade speaker tour.

The Co-operative College will be hosting visiting speakers from Zaytoun, a community interest company which finds a market place for Palestinian produce in the UK, and Veena Nabar, a College Associate based in India who has made a short film about co-operatives and coconut growing in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

They will be undertaking a speaker tour in the North West and North East of England as part of the three-year SUSY project, which aims to promote the role of the Social and Solidarity Economy in generating income, empowering workers and providing for needs in a way that puts people and planet, not profit, first.

The events will be a chance to speak to our guests about their work and experiences, and to challenge and expand your understanding of issues around Fairtrade.

Events near you:

Newcastle

International Women’s Day: Women’s Fairtrade experiences in Palestine and India

Northumbria University, Wednesday 8 March, 5.30pm-6.30pm

Guest speakers from India and Zaytoun (Palestine) will discuss their experiences of Fairtrade and co-operatives, plus product tasting and networking. To book a free ticket click here.

York

York Fairtrade Forum presents: Women’s Fairtrade experiences in Palestine and India

Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York, Thursday 9 March, 7pm for a 7.30 start-9pm

Meet producers of organic and Fairtrade olive oil, almonds, maftoul and za’atar  in Palestine and hear about co-operative coconut production in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, plus Fairtrade refreshments and stalls selling fair trade products.

Holmfirth

Flavours of Palestine

Brockholes Village Hall, Friday 10 March, 7.30pm

The Fair Trader Co-operative invite you to enjoy a delicious home-made Palestinian style evening meal and drink too! Tickets cost £20 for members and £25 for non-members. To book visit www.fairtrader.coop.

Rochdale

Fairtrade Open Day

Rochdale Pioneers Museum, Saturday 11 March, 12pm-3pm

Meet producers of organic and Fairtrade olive oil, almonds, maftoul and za’atar  in Palestine and hear about co-operative coconut production in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, plus Fairtrade refreshments.

Ashton on Mersey

Take a Break For Fairtrade Fortnight

All Saints Parish Centre, Sunday 12 March, 2pm-5pm

We invite you to a Traidcraft Big Brew with tea, coffee, cakes and savouries for sale, plus displays, videos and children’s activities. 3pm we have speakers from India and from Palestine, who will explain the importance of Fairtrade and how much our support means. There will be Traidcraft and Zaytoun products available to sample and to buy.

Co-operative College

Co-operative College members’ webinar, Monday 13 March, 4pm-5pm

Your opportunity to hear from and submit your questions for producers of organic and Fairtrade olive oil, almonds, maftoul and za’atar in Palestine and hear about co-operative coconut production in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

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