A Fair Trade Forum at Wright State University in Dayton attracted over 45 students and faculty members on April 4.
Ms. Charmaine Griffith, President of the Fair Trade Student Association, appreciated AFSC panelists Mama Nozipo Glenn, a Midwest Region Executive Committee member, and Migwe Kimemia, AFSC Dayton Program Director, for sharing information about the African experience with child labor and slavery.
The Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement is the latest and largest of the free trade deals our government has negotiated. NAFTA was one of the early ones. These deals undermine the local country's ability to protect its own interests in the face of corporate interests, undermine environmental protections, undermine labor laws, and more. This flier breaks it all down.
In July 2013, AFSC's Midwest Regional Executive Committee and several senior AFSC staff traveled to Dayton, Ohio to learn more about AFSC's work in promoting the Welcome Dayton Plan and supporting the Harambee Coffee Roasters Cooperative.
In this three-minute video, Jackson Nsilulu describes the reasons for the cooperative and the values which support it.
A community radio station in Austin recently featured an interview with Josefina Castillo and Judith Rosenberg regarding Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera (Austin So Close to the Border). ATCF will become an independent organization on September 30, 2010.
Friday, October 8, 2010 - 8:30am - Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 8:30pm
Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera Delegation to Piedras Negras, Mexico, October 8-10, 2010…
where we will meet maquiladora workers in their homes and communities, find out about current conditions of life and work and learn what strategies they are using to advocate for themselves. Our Mexican partners, the Comité Fronterizo de Oberas/os (the CFO), continue to find innovative, often bold ways of organizing despite the intense anti-labor climate of Mexico—and the world—that they and we are facing.
The Austin Fair Trade Film Festival was held at the Alamo Drafthouse South on Saturday, May 8 2010. This was an all-day event featuring indoor and outdoor entertainment. The inside film festival featured 3 documentary films followed by panel discussions. One of the films was “Maquilapolis: City of Factories” with a pre-show of Austin Tan Cerca's four-minute promotional video. Josefina Castillo, AFSC Austin Program Coordinator, participated in the panel discussion that followed.
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