Help us celebrate Fair Trade and the anniversary of our designation as a Fair Trade Congregation on Sunday, May 8. Come to the forum at 9 a.m. for a special presentation about Fair Trade by Maria Arroyo. She has spent several months living with a Fair Trade coffee cooperative in Chiapas. You will be treated to goodies made with Fair Trade ingredients compliments of members of the Cathedral’s Fair Trade Committee – Christie Batten, Suzanne Papp, Mary Doak, Sandy Lawrensen, and Carolyn Lief.
Mother’s Day is an especially appropriate time to celebrate Fair Trade since the lives of mothers and women across the globe are honored. In so many places women are enslaved and exploited, but when they are part of a Fair Trade cooperative or group of artisans, they must receive fair wages and treatment and can organize and be empowered to decide their own futures. At the 9 a.m. forum there will be a display of many Fair Trade items women have created. If you thought Fair Trade means only coffee, chocolate, and tea, you will be surprised!
Please join us!