April 19th Fair Trade Third Thursday – Jubilee Oregon: Economic Justice and Fair Trade

The mission of the Jubilee movement is to reduce global poverty. We do this by fighting for the 99% to assure that people’s needs are addressed fairly and equitably. Jubilee Oregon advocates for debt cancellation and responsible lending and borrowing practices in the countries of the Global South. Since the debt crisis has made its way north, we have brought our work home by including foreclosure and student debt to the issues that we work on. We see the similarities of the plight of poor countries in developing countries with Greece, Spain, Ireland and other countries in the developed world.

At the next Third Thursday event, Jubilee Oregon will discuss the work they do and why fair trade is part of the economic justice equation. We will show a 20 minute excerpt from theEnd of Poverty? followed by a discussion and how you can get involved. “Global poverty did not just happen. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. Today, the problem persists because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies — in other words, wealthy countries taking advantage of poor, developing countries.” Please join us for an engaging and informative conversation.

Thursday, April 19

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Equal Exchange

1033 SE Main

enjoy fair trade snacks ~ engaging discussion and resources ~ fair trade raffle ~ products available for purchase

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