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					Fair Trade Forum - Program
       November 23, 2006 | Rozsa Centre, Great Hall, University of Calgary | 9am to 5:30pm
       To register, please contact Sylvia Fuchek at 403.220.3812 or sylvia.fuchek@haskayne.ucalgary.ca




       1. INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME!!                  !      !      !      !           9:00 - 9:10am

       Dean Neu, Centre for Public Interest Accounting. Haskayne School of Business.


       2. THE HISTORY OF FREE TRADE AND FAIR TRADE ALTERNATIVES 9:10 - 9:50am
       The roots of the "free trade" system in the transatlantic slave trade in African people, the
       genocide in the Americas, and the opium wars in China.

       Kristin Schwartz. Producer of the documentary Global Pillage

       3. PROGRESS, CHALLENGES AND PRIORITIES!                 !                 9:55 - 10:35am
       Progress, challenges and priorities for non-governmental organization in regards to the
       advancement of fair trade in Canada.

       Mark Fried. Communications and Advocacy Coordinator for Oxfam Canada and co-chair
       of the Trade Policy committee of Oxfam International.


       BREAK FOR 10 MINUTES!                    !     !      !      !      !      !      !


       4. FAIRLY TRADED IN THE AGE OF THE BRANDS!                   !      !          10:45 - 11:15am

       How do we know that something is fairly traded? Can we and should we delegate re-
       sponsibility to the international organizations that “brand” products as being fairly traded
       and “sweatshop free”?

       Robyn Taylor-Neu. Strathcona High School, Edmonton.
       Dean Neu. Centre for Public Interest Accounting. Haskayne School of Business.


       5. FAIR TRADE IN PRACTICE: THE SINGLE MOTHERS" COOPERATIVE!11:20 - Noon
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       An account of the challenges faced and the progress made by a cooperative in producing
       and selling fairly traded clothing Featuring a special video.

       Claudia Quintanilla, University of Alberta



       12:00 - 1PM LUNCH

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Fair Trade Forum Program




6. FAIR TRADE IN PRACTICE: GUATEMALAN COFFEE!                               1:00 - 1:40pm
How a political peasant organization in Guatemala has tried to use fair trade coffee as an
instrument for change.

Daniel Martinez. University of Calgary. Executive member of the Fair Trade Coalition

7. FAIR TRADE IN PRACTICE: TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES!!                        1:45 - 2:25pm
What is fair trade in Calgary? How has fair trade changed over the years in Calgary? Are
we making a progress? What is the role of Ten Thousand Villages.

Laura Purdy. Ten Thousand Villages


BREAK FOR 10 MINUTES

8. ENCOURAGING CHANGE: TRANSFAIR CANADA !                       !          2:35 - 3:15pm
Who is the biggest supporter of fair trade among the regions in Canada? Is there enough
government support for fair trade? How are private companies, according to your organi-
zation, reacting to the movement of fair trade in Canada? What are the challenges that
fair trade is facing now? What fair trade products are more accepted than others? How
can others be supporters of fair trade here?

Rob Clarke. Executive Director of Transfair Canada



9. ENCOURAGING CHANGE: YOUTH AND FAIR TRADE! !                               3:30 - 4:10pm
Young initiatives and fair trade. Is fair trade advocacy working? Possible approaches to
the issues and how young organizations can make a difference


Philippe Lapointe. Coordinator of Canadian Fair Trade Network



QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD!                          !    !     !         4:10 - 4:30pm



10. CONCLUDING REMARKS - END! !                  !




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