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York Authors bring the stories behind Fair Trade alive
September 29, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFREE
Two York Women, both keen supporters of fair trade and global education, have produced a colourful new booklet to bring alive some of the stories behind the fair trade movement.
Fair’s Fair uses stories, photographs and original artwork to illustrate how lives can be changed by fair trade. Editors and authors, Margot Brown and Kathryn Tissiman, have researched 10 short stories – from the 18th Century to the present day – which highlight the work of fair trade pioneers around the world. Both spent their working lives in education so the 24-page booklet is also supported by a free set of teaching notes, written by Helen Harrison, a fellow teacher, and is available on the Fair Trade York website – www.fairtradeyork.com.
Kathryn Tissiman says: “It’s been fascinating to research the campaigns for fairly traded goods, including sugar, flowers, coffee, rugs, olive oil and bananas. As a former teacher living in a Fairtade City, I’m especially keen to help young people understand the difference they can make by buying fair trade. However, we hope that the booklet will help inspire adults and children, parents and teachers alike”.
Fair’s Fair is now available from Fairer World, Shared Earth and the Spurriergate Centre, in York city centre and Aroma coffee shop in Haxby, price £4.00. It can also be ordered from York Fair Trade Forum www.fairtradeyork.com, Fairtrade Yorkshire www.fairtradeyorkshire.org.uk and the Centre for Global Education www.centreforglobaleducation.org