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Run Across Ethiopia


On January 8, 2011, a small group of runners will run 400 kilometers across Southern Ethiopia as part of a campaign to generate awareness and funding for education. The Run Across Ethiopia aims to raise $100,000 for Ethiopian education projects, including the construction of schools in other Fair Trade Coop coffee-growing communities. Learn more at:

Fair Trade Colloquium


This event entails a two-hour seminar given by Chelsea Liddy, a graduate student studying International Development at Andrews University. This event will include an overview of the Fair Trade model, as well as an overview of recent events concerning ethical trade, including the Fair Trade Futures Conference and the Ohio Fair Trade Expo.

This is a great event for those interested in finding out more about Fair Trade, or who would like to learn about recent developments in the industry. We hope to see you there!

Contact Chelsea at to RSVP or with questions.

Taking Root: A Southwest Sustainable Food Summit


Taking Root: A Southwest Sustainable Food Summit will be the first youth food justice convergence in the history of the Southwest —uniting over 150 high school students, college students, and other young allies for three days. This event will unite a diverse coalition of young leaders across lines of age, race, class and geography, ignite food justice organizing and activism throughout the Southwest with new ideas, tactics and opportunities, and shine a light on this diverse, youth-driven movement. The aim of Taking Root is to explore the current state of food systems and envision and plan for sustainable food systems on a campus, community, regional, and international level, by bringing together academic experts, activists, youth leaders, producers, and entrepreneurs to share their perspectives on the dynamics of interconnected food systems. The conference will be held at Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus in the Farmer Education Building. For more information and to register by February 4, visit

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