… Learn MoreThe Boston Fair Trade Music Festival will take place on Saturday August 11thfrom 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Prudential Center on Boylston Street in support of Fair Trade Boston. Ben & Jerry’s will provide free ice cream all afternoon to concert goers. Headlining will be Massachusetts’ own Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers. Additional performers include The Boston Phoenix’s “Boston’s Best Act 2012” Gentlemen Hall.
The Boston Fair Trade Music Festival, returning for its second year, will feature some of Boston’s best acts including Gentlemen Hall & local singer/songwriter Cara Brindisi. This free show, presented by Ben
To bring together Fair Trade enthusiasts from across the nation, Fair Trade Towns & Colleges/ Universities will be organizing the 2nd annual National Conference in Chicago on the weekend of October 26-28. The 3-day gathering will focus on providing tools, education materials, and leadership training for Fair Trade Campaigns, as well as motivating and attracting new people to Fair Trade.
Last year, over 200 Fair Trade Town & University organizers from 80 campaigns and 26 states gathered in Philadelphia, PA.
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Check out this AWESOME post on the Fair Trade Towns website from Fair Trade Boston coalition member and Ben & Jerry’s Boston manager Ryan Midden! Since 2010, Ben & Jerry’s has been a major supporter of localized action around Fair Trade in the United States. Ryan provides helpful advice for Fair Trade organizers that want to connect with their local Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops. Read the whole post here!
- Ryan (on the far left) attended the 5th International Fair Trade Towns Conference in Malmo, Sweden last November.
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