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Make Fair Trade Local

Connecting the Global Community

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 7:00-9:30pm

2407 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

The Project Peace Speaker Series is proud to host Paul Rice, President & CEO of Fair Trade USA, for a night of information, inspiration, and action. No matter who you are, you can make a difference with one of the great movements of our time.

  • Keynote address by Paul Rice
  • Panel discussion with Paul Rice of Fair Trade USA, Betty Ann Boeving of BAATC, Nathan George of Trade As One, and Steve Wright of Grameen Foundation
  • Representatives from fair trade organizations
  • Fair-trade bazaar including food and handicrafts

Paul Rice Paul Rice is the President & CEO of Fair Trade USA. Since launching the Fair Trade Certified label in 1998, Paul has pushed to mainstream the Fair Trade movement by partnering with over 800 companies in North America, expanding certification across multiple food products, and exploring new categories such as apparel and linens. Through increased demand for sustainably-sourced goods, Fair Trade USA and its partners have helped return over $225 million in additional income to farmers and workers in 70 countries across the globe.

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Sponsored by

Fair Trade USA, Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition, Trade as One, Mazzarello Media & Arts, Matt Beardsley Photo

Fair Trade USAFair Trade USA, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. Fair Trade USA audits and certifies transactions between U.S. companies and their international suppliers to guarantee that the farmers and workers producing Fair Trade Certified goods are paid fair prices and wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment and receive community development funds to empower and uplift their communities. Fair Trade USA educates consumers, brings new manufacturers and retailers into the Fair Trade system, and provides farmers with tools, training and resources to thrive as international businesspeople.

Mazzarello Media & Arts is an artisan graphic design studio specializes in branding, corporate identity, marketing collateral, and websites for medium-sized organizations whose mission they passionately believe in: green business, sustainability, new technology, and progressive causes. Motivated by the message, Mazzarello Media & Arts offers clients classic design and functionality that endures over time.