Fair Trade Face-to-Face
Next Monday, April 19th, a unique and exciting event is making its way to our office in Oakland, CA, and you’re invited to attend from the comfort of your home or office! We will host five coffee producers from Africa and Latin America for a live a live USTREAM broadcast. They will talk about how Fair Trade has improved their businesses, their communities and their lives. Some of the farmers attending the event include; Athanasio Masenha (KNCU, Tanzania, Marketing Director and Acting General Manager), Gilbert Gatali (Rwashoscco, Rwanda, General Manager) and Tsegaye Anebo (Sidamo Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union, Ethiopia, General Manager).
In order to make this event available to Fair Trade lovers around the world, Fair Trade Towns USA will provide a live video broadcast of the Q&A, which is available at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/fair-trade-face-to-face. Simply click on this link at 4:30pm PST/7:30pm EST to listen to these farmers from around the world talk about their experience with Fair Trade.
If you or anyone you know has a question for these farmers, please submit them to us by Friday (4/16) at 4pm. To post a question, you may:
1.) Post as a comment to this blog
2.) Tweet your question with #FTF2F in the post
Please note that we will not be accepting questions during the live broadcast, so please remember to submit them by Friday.
This is a unique opportunity for the Fair Trade community, and one that we are sure you won’t want to miss. So submit your questions, and get online next Monday, April 19, for an exciting chance to meet the people behind Fair Trade.
WHO: Five Fair Trade coffee producers from Africa and Latin America
What: A Live Q&A session with the farmers
When: Monday April 19, 2010. 4:30 pm PST/7:30pm PST
Where: Live from Oakland, available online at USTREAM (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/fair-trade-face-to-face)
Why: For a chance to see the real life impact of Fair Trade on the lives of coffee farmers around the world