Posts filed under: Fair Trade

Race has been used to justify exploitation since the beginning of colonization. From the Transatlantic Triangular Trade to Spanish conquistadors to the British East India Company, Europeans have repeatedly conquered and taken advantage of people and resources in the Global...
The Peace & Justice Center, and affiliated groups are proud to announce the second Vermont Peace Conference: Building a World Beyond War, on Saturday May 12 from 9:30 – 4:30 pm at the Old North End Community Center on 20...
Adrienne Kinne is a ten-year Army Veteran and an 11-year peace activist, now the Vice President of the Veterans For Peace US National Board of Directors. She has also served as the President of the Will Miller Green Mountain Veterans...
If you’ve been into the Peace & Justice Center, you know how integral the three components of Racial Justice, Peacework, and Fair Trade Education are into all they do. While each staff member has their area of expertise, the collaborative...
At 1:00 on Saturday, while Women’s March events worldwide were having a minute of silence for women’s equality, we had a minute of yelling — a wild rumpus! This was the kick off of the March for Our Future. The...
If you were out on Church Street this past Saturday, you were likely to have run into a mass of college students enthusiastically spreading the word about fair trade. This was a part of a partnership with the PJC and...
In partnership with St. Mike’s Civil Rights Alliance and Juntos. Learn basic information about globalization and how policies and practices have paved the way for huge companies to profit at the expense of people and the planet. This program shows...
Gearing up for Halloween this year, I wanted to pause and reflect about what “fair trade” really is and why we should care. Looking briefly to the past, the concept of fair trade was introduced during the 1700’s in response...
Love bananas? You are not alone! Bananas are the most widely consumed fruit in the North American and Europe, but do you know what goes into the cultivation of a banana before it arrives at your home? If you’d like...
Growing up poor in rural Vermont, I always knew that my family had less than some of my friends and the families on TV. I built assumptions based on my experiences and observations. The store clerk looked at me differently...
This presentation focuses on the issue of child slavery and human trafficking in the cocoa industry. It is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit each participant. This presentation will be led by Amy Crosswhite....
Thursday, September 14 from 12-1pm, Understanding Fair Trade Labels is a presentation that breaks down the differences between Fair Trade Certifications, Fair Trade Membership Organizations, and Direct Trade to help us better understand the Fair Trade Movement. People are encouraged...
The Peace & Justice Center partnered with Ben & Jerry’s at World Fair Trade Day last Saturday at Burlington’s farmer’s market. We were excited to share free ice cream but our partnership is complicated. Ben & Jerry’s, like the Peace...
By Quinn DiFalco, PJC Fair Trade Intern There really is no better way to learn about and discuss fair trade than from the inside of an Equal Exchange banana suit. Last year at Burlington’s World Fair Trade Day Celebration, I...
Please join us Saturday May 6th from 3-4pm at the Peace and Justice Center (60 Lake Street Suite 1C Burlington, VT 05401) to learn about the oppressive banana industry and fair trade. This talk is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and...
Free Trade Agreements, or FTAs, can be complex and impact countries around the world and, in turn, the global economy. The impacts do not just effect the economy, however; beyond these economic impacts are a number of social and environmental consequences. This...
Free Trade Agreements like NAFTA and TPP have a number of social, economic, and environmental consequences around the world. The Fair Trade movement poses an alternative to Free Trade and attempts to, at minimum, counterbalance these negative externalities. Come to...
Do you know the differences between Fair Trade and Free Trade? With our world becoming increasingly globalized, it is more important than ever to understand how our trade practices impact the world around us. Come to the Peace & Justice...
Is socially responsible shopping more difficult and complex then you thought? We get that! There are many things to consider when making a purchase. Join Kristen Connors on Saturday, January 14 from 3:30-4:30pm at the Peace & Justice Center to...
Thursday, October 27th 5-6pm at the Peace & Justice Center. This presentation focuses on the issue of child slavery and human trafficking in the cocoa industry. It is designed to educate, brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps that fit within...
The Peace & Justice Store is the perfect place to find your holiday gifts for everyone on your list. And you’ll get the warm fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting Vermont businesses. On sale through December 20 are Fair Trade...