Events around the Pacific NW for Fair Trade Month
October is Fair Trade Month and we are gearing up for a number of fair trade events here in the Pacific Northwest. Here is a list of some of the up-coming events and ways you can get involved:
October 23rd 9am-5:30pm
Supporting Local Independent Cooperatives Everywhere (SLICE)
Seattle Central Community College
Join WFTC member groups Central Co-op, Community to Community, and panelist WFTC’s Kristen Beifus for a day focused on the energy of co-ops. Get skills, get connected and more importantly get excited about the power of co-ops and how we all have a role to play.
For tickets or more information: http://www.slice.coop/about.html
October 23rd& 24th
Northwest Chocolate Festival
Seattle Center, NW Rooms
1st and Republican,
Join WFTC and Fair Trade Seattle for lively discussions on fair trade chocolate and policy at the NW Chocolate Festival. The festival will stimulate your taste buds with dance, music, chocolate tasting from around the world, and cooking classes with great local chefs, chocolatiers, and candymakers. There will be demos in chocolate, advanced and home chef classes, bean-to-bar workshops, origin slideshows, educational lectures, tasting and Keynote Panels featuring voices from the chocolate world. A portion of the proceeds will go to WFTC member Seattle Tilth as well as PCC Farmland Trust.
For more tickets and information visit: http://www.nwchocolatefestival.com/tickets-and-passes
Reverse Trick or Treating with Global Exchange
Learn more: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/703/t/9669/shop/custom.jsp?donate_page_KEY=6515 Join hundreds of people across the country who will be passing out fair trade chocolate and an info sheet about why fair trade at their doors this Halloween!
SweatFree Communities Summit In Olympia, WA!
SweatFree NW is proudly hosting the 7th Annual SweatFree Communities Summit!! Our Building on years of sweatfree organizing in Olympia and this summer’s sweatfree policy victory in Seattle, SweatFree Now Sweatfree Northwest is taking the campaign to the state! The National SweatFree Summit will include workshops for new organizers and experienced campaigners alike. Register today!
For more information visit: http://www.sweatfree.org/summit
Stay tuned for more information about this amazing event! If you live in the Pacific Northwest and are interested in volunteering for the event please contact Beth@marigoldfairtradeclothing.com.