The symposium brings together researchers, professionals, educators, students, skeptics and advocates to learn about and promote fair trade.
(PRWEB) October 24, 2011
“Fair Trade: Bringing Sustainability to Everyone,” the seventh annual symposium and fair trade market, organized by the Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation at Antioch University New England (AUNE), will be held Saturday, November 5, at AUNE.
The symposium, which is open to the public, brings together researchers, professionals, educators, students, skeptics and advocates to learn about and promote fair trade.
Dean Cycon, founder and CEO of Dean's Beans Organic Coffee Company, which offers certified 100% organic, fair trade and kosher coffee roasting, is the keynote speaker.
Other speakers include:
Tamara Stenn, owner of the KUSIKUY Clothing Co. Stenn is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, a trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to fair trade. She recently completed her doctorate at Keene State College, focusing on the impacts of fair trade.
Elizabethada Wright, a professor at Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire. She also owns Fa La Lo, a retail store featuring only locally made and fair trade products.
Early registration for the symposium, before October 28, is $35; $25 for students. Walk-in registration is $45.
The Fair Trade Market
The fair trade market, free and open to the public, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the same venue. You can purchase fair trade goods from local merchants at the market.
Contact Tierney Rosenstock, symposium coordinator, at trosenstock(at)antioch(dot)edu or go to http://www.centerfortropicalecology.org/events/fairtrade.cfm for information and registration forms.
The Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation at AUNE promotes the sustainable and just use of tropical ecosystems by training conservation leaders, conducting conservation research with partner organizations and serving as an educational resource for New England.
About Antioch University New England (AUNE)
Antioch University New England offers highly respected doctoral, master’s and certificate programs in education, environmental studies, management and psychology. Located in Keene, New Hampshire, this unique institution serves a thousand students each year. Our graduates have gone on to be leaders of positive change, working toward a more just and sustainable society. Founded in 1964, Antioch University New England is the oldest of Antioch University’s graduate campuses. Learn more at: http://www.antiochne.edu
About Antioch University
Antioch University serves more than 4,000 adult students around the world and across the country, online and at its five campuses in four states. Each campus offers degree programs that meet—and often anticipate—the pressing needs of its region and the wider world. The University is also home to the landmark PhD in Leadership and Change; Antioch Education Abroad, an exceptional opportunity of immersive service and study programs; and WYSO, a leading public radio affiliate and an essential source of global news and opinion.
Antioch University is a nonprofit private 501(c) (3) organization and member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information, visit http://www.antioch.edu.