The Ohio Fair Trade Expo will feature speakers and workshops for members of faith communities, high school and college students, and fair trade advocates discussing the Fair Trade movement in Ohio. As part of the Expo, more than twenty vendors from across the state will also participate in a Fair Trade Market, that includes clothing, food, and drink products.

The Expo is intended to be an educational event that will empower consumers to become advocates for fair trade by raising regional awareness of the concept as an important and viable business model.

For more information about the Ohio Fair Trade Expo, including a schedule and online pre-registration, please visit: www.ohiofairtrade.com.

Invited Presenters:

John Ryan, State Director, Office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

Jeff Heinen, CEO, Heinen’s Fine Foods

Carmen Iezzi, Executive Director, Fair Trade Federation

Katy Cantrell, Program Advisor, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Fair Trade Program

Peter Buck, Program Representative, Equal Exchange Interfaith Program

Sam Carpenter, General Manager, Global Gifts

Chris Solt, Regional Sales Manager, Ten Thousand Villages

The Expo is sponsored by John Carroll University, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Fair Trade, and Diocese of Cleveland Social Action Office & Global Solidarity Program.

Saturday, September 26
9 a.m. – 4p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

John Carroll University
20700 North Park Boulevard
University Heights, OH
Dolan Center for Science and Technology / Muldoon

Christopher Kerr
Campus Ministry, John Carroll University
216.397.4777 or ohio.fair.trade.expo@gmail.com

Posted on September 1, 2009