Open Meeting:

Northeast Gathering on Domestic Fair Trade

Friday August 12, 2016 | 8:30am - 12:00pm

Activists engaged in Domestic Fair Trade in the northeast region are invited!

Join the conversation to help build and execute strategies for a campaign for farmworker and farmer justice. This event is FREE, and is sponsored by the Domestic Fair Trade Committee of the Northeast Organic Farming Association Interstate Council’s (NOFA IC) Policy Committee, the Domestic Fair Trade Association, the Farmworker Support Committee (CATA) and the Pioneer Valley Workers Center. Please come, share your work and contribute ideas for multi-sector collaboration.

Pre-registration is desired, so please RSVP to:

Liz Henderson: elizabethhenderson13@gmail.com
NOFA IC Representative to the Agricultural Justice Project Board & IC Policy Committee CoChair
and
Louis Battalen: evaluations@thedfta.org
NOFA delegate to the Domestic Fair Trade Association

Who should come?

Farm workers, farmers, food system workers, processors, manufacturers, worker organizers, farmer organizers, cooperative organizers, visionaries, and allies.   Consider attending if your work (paid or volunteer) involves fairer wages, safer work, fairer prices, ethical trading, making the food system environmentally, economically, and socially just, sustainable, and humane.

 

Agenda:

Welcome – why we are gathered together.

Updates on progress towards domestic fair trade since our 2015 meeting. Bring your ideas on policies and programs that will empower and strengthen solidarity between farmers and farmworkers.  Let’s lay the outlines together for future action and next steps