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Fair Trade and Real Food Conference @ ASU

The food sustainability movement is growing. United Students for Fair Trade (USFT) and the Real Food Challenge (RFC) Southwest Regional Chapters are partnering to bring you a weekend full of fair and sustainable food activism! Feb. 11-13 @ Arizona State University

All over the Southwest, the food sustainability movement is growing. Students are asking their campus food service providers to purchase ethical and environmentally-sound products. Activists are working to ensure farm worker rights and fair wages. In South Phoenix and other areas, community members are planting gardens to help reverse food deserts. Although seemingly disparate, each of these actions fit into the creation of a sustainable food system as a whole. In the context of the unique Southwest cultures, economies, and environments, this conference will create a space for students and allies from across the food sustainability and justice movement to share knowledge and skills, cultivate relationships, and deepen our commitment to the movement.

Registration: Click: register The $35 fee will include 5 meals, a homestay for Friday and Saturday night, a fair trade conference tote bag from Las Otras Hermanas, and more.

See complete summit schedule: schedule

For more information contact Kim: southwestcoordinator (at) usft (dot) org

Powerpoints given at conference:  Midwest

Media USFT SW 2011

Students for Fair Trade 2011 SW Convergence!

Register now right here!

United Students for Fair Trade (USFT) and the Real Food Challenge (RFC) are partnering to bring you a weekend full of food activism from February 11-13, 2011 in sunny Tempe, Arizona! In the context of the unique Southwest cultures, economies, and environments, this conference will create a space for students and allies from across the fair and sustainable food movement to share knowledge and skills, cultivate relationships, and deepen our commitment to the movement.

The registration fee of $35 will include 5 meals, a home stay for Friday and Saturday night, a fair trade conference tote bag from Las Otras Hermanas, and all of the sessions. Register right here.

Sessions: Utilizing Media to Win Campaigns, Piloting the Real Food Calculator, Farm to Cafeteria, a Seville Orange Harvest on the ASU Tempe Campus, and more. Questions? Email Kim Pearson, the Southwest Coordinator of USFT, at southwestcoordinator@usft.org. Thank you!

Southwest Fair Trade convergence in Austin January 30

Save the Date!
Saturday, January 30th 2010
Austin Texas,
AFL-CIO hall @ 1106 Lavaca Street

Come and join fellow student and community activists and leaders from Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas for the 2010 USFT Southwest Fair Trade Convergence. Together we will hear panels and presentations from community activists and leaders about Fair Trade, anti-oppression, community and campus organizing, theater of the oppressed, and how YOU can take it back to your own campus and community. Bring your stories, your friends, your passion and excitement for social justice, and share as we share with you.

Everyone that registers before the 15th will receive a sweet re-usable fair trade convergence bag printed with art work and packed with goodies! The small fee will help defray the costs of the convergence, cover two meals and snacks, and the rest will go to USFT to help events like this continue to happen.

We’ve got a delicious organic and vegetarian breakfast and lunch menu planned and a day packed full of awesome workshops and speakers. In an effort to be sustainable we will be using non-disposable plates, bowls, water bottles, and utensils. Some will be provided but if you can bring stuff from home!

Thanks so much and see you on the 30th!

Learn more and Register here!

We hope to see you there!