SHU students promote fair trade events across campus

Photo courtesy of E.Scrabot.

Communication professor Jen Jones’ Writing in Public Relations class will have three different fair trade events the week of Nov. 14–16 across Seton Hill University’s campus.

Fair for the World is a fair trade holiday sale that will include items provided by Ten Thousand Villages. It will be held Nov. 14 in Maura Solarium from 3-6 p.m. Ten Thousand Villages is a store located in Pittsburgh that sells fair trade products including coffee, tea, food, clothing, jewelry and other items.

Other events include a 50/50 basket raffle during the men’s basketball game against Ohio Dominican University on Nov. 15, and a coffee and tea tasting with a screening of “Dukale’s Dream” in Lowe dining hall on Nov. 16 from 6-8 p.m.

Fair trade is giving power back to the people who made the products. It is a model of sustainable, ethical trade that puts people and the planet first. Fair trade is a great choice to support responsible companies, empower farmers, workers and fishermen and protect the environment.

Come out and learn a little bit more about fair trade.

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