OUR KICK-OFF CELEBRATORY EVENT WAS HELD ON JUNE 13th, 2009
Maeve is a collaboration of three women artists - Courtney Reid, Rachel Taylor and Rollyn Zoubek - blending together their own distinct voices and styles to create a cohesive sound rich with harmony reminiscent of the Indigo Girls and Crosby, Stills and Nash.
Maeve continues to share their music in East Coast clubs, coffeehouses, colleges, festivals, churches and women's conferences. They have shared the stage with Jars of Clay, Ollabelle, Brooks Williams, Nicole Nordeman, Sara Groves and Sam Phillips. Their singles "Sweet Abandon" and "Found a Love" have been highly requested for airplay on WERS Coffeehouse, Emerson College Radio.
Based out of Newport, RI, the Skinny Millionaires are a 6-piece folk-rock ensemble with a fun, gypsy-folk style featuring guitars, keyboard, violin and washboard and a singer that reminds us of a cuter version of Bob Dylan.
Stepping is an age old African tradition and was originally used as a form of communication. Ladies of Step try to embody the notions of unification, teamwork and an undying passion for the skill that is translated through their performance.
Did you ever wish you were a B-boy or B-girl? Do you not know what a B-boy or B-girl is??? Come find out! We have one of the hottest break dancing teams performing at Fair Trade Boston. Come check out “United Roots” and find out what all the hype is about! Come appreciate their crazy moves and learn a few hot moves yourself.
Rebel Sound is a diverse group of young, talented DJs who love music and who wish to share their passion with the world! Enjoy their spins, dance a little, and watch them bring musical life to the fashion show!
Our keynote speaker has a long history with and expertise in Fair Trade. In 1986, with 2 friends, he launched Equal Exchange which is now the most successful Fair Trade coffee company to date. In 2000, he left the company, looking for new challenges and spent several years as a consultant working across the International Fair Trade movement. In 2007, he launched and acted as CEO of Oke USA, a US Fair Trade tropical fruit company. Currently, Jonathan is talking and thinking with lots of folks all over the planet as he allows his next dream to emerge so he can once again work to turn dreams into reality.
Diego is the Vice President of Lending Origination of Root Capital, a Cambridge-based nonprofit social investment fund. A Costa Rican national, Diego worked as a financial controller and an investment officer with two venture capital funds in Central America prior to joining Root Capital. Before that, he worked in commercial banking as a branch manager, loan officer, and financial analyst. He holds an M.Sc. in environmental science from Lund University (Sweden) and a B.A. in business administration from Universidad Autónoma de Centro América (Costa Rica).
Omar is the Director of Café Conciencia, an international non-profit organization that works in solidarity with worker-owned cooperative communities in Guatemala. Omar was born and raised in Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala and is an agronomist from the University of San Carlos, Guatemala. In 2003 he worked for the Guatemalan Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Dairy researching and reporting on the effects of the coffee economy in the Department of San Marcos, Guatemala. He has been director of Café Conciencia for the past four years.
What do you get when you combine AP’s ¨ethical chucks¨ and a group of amazingly creative artists from AFH?? The most insanely unique, eclectic and EMPOWERING pair of sneakers on this side of the ocean! Join us as we celebrate creativity, human compassion and a shared enthusiasm for a similar mission by bidding on one of these unique pairs of sneakers. The youth have custom painted each shoe individually with inspirations varying from red hot race car driving to peaceful, serene symbols of love. If you win the shoe, your contributions support AFH´s mission.
by Ida Benedetto
Mix a fabulous photographer, intense researcher and media producer with a really compelling story and find an amazing Fair Trade photo exhibit! Please join us in appreciating Ida Benedetto´s post-card photo essay featuring beautiful moments in Fair Trade from Darjeeling cooperative tea farmers to Guatemalan cooperative coffee farmers and the tender words from one sympathetic farmer enduring political troubles to another. Different countries, different cultures but an intensity of human connection.
Interested in learning more details about fair trade? Visit our fair trade theater and watch some of the latest fair trade videos and films. Short videos will be played all day ranging from 10-20 mins. This is a great place to learn more about what fair trade means. Meet coffee, cocoa, rice, tea and banana farmers from all over the world. These short videos will reveal why it is important for you to support fair trade too!Movie Listings:
- Buyer, Be Fair (56 mins)
Fair Trade, The Story (8 mins)
Equal Exchange, Awaken your Conscious (13 mins)
Divine Chocolate (10 mins)
Just Coffee (20 mins)
Solidarity in a Cup: The CRS Fair Trade Coffee Story (15 mins)
Black Gold (77 mins)
Enjoy Fair Trade and organic coffee, lattes, tea and chocolate at the Equal Exchange mini café! If you haven’t yet checked out Equal’s new café in downtown Boston, now’s your chance to taste their goodies and learn more about the café and their Fair Trade initiatives.
will be serving up chocolate dipped Fair Trade bananas from their chocolate fountain!
will be serving home baked Fair Trade brownies and banana chocolate chunk cake!
If you’re a newbie to Fair Trade or an experienced Fair Trader, come talk to the creative youth hosting our Fair Trade 101 booth. This booth was created from concept to execution entirely by the Boston Trinity Academy´s Fair Trade interns of the Trinity Institute for Leadership and Social Justice. Come check out their numerous interpretations of ¨what fair trade means to me” creatively displayed of fair trade through interactive, web-based, photo, music, sculpture mediums and many more that will challenge your perspective of Fair Trade.
Not just for kids… all faces, young and old and everything in between, can stop by the art corner and get their face, hands, arms painted by the creative youth talent of Artists for Humanity.
Join Fair Trade Sports on the courtyard for a pick-up game of soccer.