John Carroll Hosts Ohio Fair Trade Expo& Market

October 9, 2010


9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dolan Center for Science and Technology/Muldoon Atrium

The Fair Trade Marketplace event is free and open to the public. (*Workshops require paid registration.)

WHAT:           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:

Fair Trade is an alternative way of doing business that promotes equal, sustainable international relationships between consumers and producers. This includes paying fair wages in local communities, engaging in environmentally sustainable practices, and promoting health working conditions. These trading partnerships are based on relationships of mutual respect. There are many fair trade products: crafts, clothing, jewelry, coffee, bananas, and chocolate.

WHO:             Invited Presenters:

Cecilia Appianim, Fair Trade Cocoa Farmer, Ghana, Africa

Jackie DeCarlo, Author of “Fair Trade: A Beginner’s Guide”

Jeff Goldman, Executive Director, Fair Trade Resource Network

Carmen Iezzi, Executive Director, Fair Trade Federation

Billy Linstead-Goldsmith, National Coordinator, Fair Trade Towns USA/TransFair USA

Lisa Dunn, Founder/Owner, Revive Fair Trade Clothing, Cleveland Heights, Ohio


The Expo is sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s, John Carroll University, Diocese of Cleveland Social Action Office & Global Solidarity Program, Global Crafts, Canaan Fair Trade, Catholic Diocese of Toledo Social Action Office, TransFair USA, Ten Thousand Villages Cleveland, InterReligious Task Force on Central America, INTO, and Revive Fair Trade.


WHEN:           Saturday, October 9

9 a.m. – 4:30p.m.

The Fair Trade Marketplace is free and open to the public

*Workshops require registration: visit for details.


WHERE:        John Carroll University

                        20700 North Park Boulevard

University Heights, OH

                        Dolan Center for Science and Technology


CONTACT:    Christopher Kerr

Campus Ministry, John Carroll University

216.397.4777 or

Posted on September 14, 2010