Celebrate Fair Trade

Add to Calendar 11/07/2016 13:30:0011/07/2016 15:30:0015Celebrate Fair TradeThe University of Dayton will celebrate its fair trade university designation from national grassroots movement Fair Trade Campaigns and receive a certificate of recognition at an event 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at the University of Dayton Bookstore located in Marianist Hall. University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina, Provost Paul Benson and Vice President for Mission and Rector Rev. James Fitz will be on hand to discuss the designation and how it fits the University's mission. Attendees can take the Slavery Footprint survey to see how many slaves are affected by their purchasing choices, sample fair trade tea and chocolates, and make a pledge to support ethical sourcing. The event is open to the public. Fair Trade Campaigns recognizes towns, colleges, universities, schools and congregations nationwide for embedding fair trade practices and principles into policy. "Fair trade" refers to an economic system of equitable trading partnerships for farmers, artisans and workers. It is evidence to consumers that products they purchase were grown, harvested, crafted and traded in ways that improve lives and protect the environment. The University took the final step toward this designation this summer when it signed a resolution stating: "The University, as a large-scale employer and consumer and leader in international education, fully endorses the national community's call to 'Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all' and to 'Ensure sustainable consumption and productive patterns' as evidenced by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 8 and 12) and sees supporting fair, ethical, and sustainable sourcing as an effective way to put these principles into practice."  In addition to the resolution, the University secured the designation by offering fair trade products in each outlet on campus; creating a working group to implement fair trade strategies; serving fair trade products at University events; and committing to fair trade education. Andy Horner, University of Dayton vice president for finance and administrative services and Tony Talbott, a faculty member in the University of Dayton Human Rights Center, led the working group in conjunction with the efforts of the University of Dayton student-run New Abolitionist Movement.University BookstoreTony Talbott, Director, Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives, Human Rights Centeranthony.talbott@udayton.eduNo11/07/2016

Monday, November 7

Time: 1:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.

Location: University Bookstore

Tags:  Human Rights

Cost:  Free

The University of Dayton will celebrate its fair trade university designation from national grassroots movement Fair Trade Campaigns and receive a certificate of recognition at an event 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at the University of Dayton Bookstore located in Marianist Hall.

University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina, Provost Paul Benson and Vice President for Mission and Rector Rev. James Fitz will be on hand to discuss the designation and how it fits the University's mission. Attendees can take the Slavery Footprint survey to see how many slaves are affected by their purchasing choices, sample fair trade tea and chocolates, and make a pledge to support ethical sourcing. The event is open to the public.

Fair Trade Campaigns recognizes towns, colleges, universities, schools and congregations nationwide for embedding fair trade practices and principles into policy. "Fair trade" refers to an economic system of equitable trading partnerships for farmers, artisans and workers. It is evidence to consumers that products they purchase were grown, harvested, crafted and traded in ways that improve lives and protect the environment.

The University took the final step toward this designation this summer when it signed a resolution stating: "The University, as a large-scale employer and consumer and leader in international education, fully endorses the national community's call to 'Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all' and to 'Ensure sustainable consumption and productive patterns' as evidenced by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 8 and 12) and sees supporting fair, ethical, and sustainable sourcing as an effective way to put these principles into practice." 

In addition to the resolution, the University secured the designation by offering fair trade products in each outlet on campus; creating a working group to implement fair trade strategies; serving fair trade products at University events; and committing to fair trade education. Andy Horner, University of Dayton vice president for finance and administrative services and Tony Talbott, a faculty member in the University of Dayton Human Rights Center, led the working group in conjunction with the efforts of the University of Dayton student-run New Abolitionist Movement.

Contact Information:

Name:  Tony Talbott, Director, Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives, Human Rights Center
Website:  go.udayton.edu/hrc
Email:  anthony.talbott@udayton.edu