Fair Trade: Making a Difference

November 30, 2011 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Enter the topic of Fair Trade through a screening of Weaving a Brighter Future:  What Fair Trade Means to Mayan Women in which several Maya weavers from the highlands of Guatemala talk about their lives, their work as weavers, their hopes and dreams, and the difference that their involvement with a Fair Trade organization for weavers has made to them, their families, and their communities.

A discussion will follow where Muriel Medina will outline current Fair Trade principles, practices, and organizations.  She will also discuss local resources for supporting Fair Trade and access to Fair Trade products.

Muriel Medina is the owner of ¡Qué Colores!, a local business specializing in Fair Trade products by Guatemalan artisans.  She received an MS in Reading and Teaching English as a Second Language from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in Adult Education from Florida State University.  She has worked in the fields of adult literacy, educational training and program development, and workplace training.