In addition to being Lent Fast Day, Friday, 27 February is also nearly the end of the first full week of Fairtrade Fortnight.
If you’re looking for an opportunity to learn more about Fairtrade and especially the difference it makes to farmers and other producers overseas, look no further than tomorrow evening’s Celebration of Fairtrade, where our friends at Westminster Justice and Peace will be holding a fun and informative evening where you can try out Fairtrade food and drink, meet Fairtrade representatives in your area, and test what you know in the Fairtrade Quiz.
The keynote speaker will be Dr Mark Hayes, a fellow and director of studies in Economics at Robinson College, Cambridge. Dr Hayes has been a consistent supporter of Fairtrade as a means to redress poverty and injustice in trading practices with farmers in the developing world, and his recent challenges to studies which sought to undermine the positive impact of Fairtrade have won much respect and admiration.
The evening will take place on Friday, 27 February, at 7pm, in the parish centre of St John Vianney, West Green, London N15 3QH. The nearest tube is Turnpike Lane (Piccadilly Line). All are welcome!
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