Save the Date: Fair Trade Towns & Universities National Conference
Fair Trade Towns & Universities National Conference
Friday – Sunday, September 9 – 11, 2011
The Hub Conference Center, Philadelphia, PA
Join us for the first ever Fair Trade Towns & Universities National Conference this Fall! The conference will bring together Fair Trade campaign organizers who are promoting and advancing Fair Trade in their communities and on campuses across the country. Fair Trade Towns and Universities deepen the local grassroots commitment to Fair Trade around the US and facilitate life changing benefits for farmers, workers and artisans in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This September, organizers, activists, faculty and students will come together to share experiences and resources, sharpen skills, and build momentum for Fair Trade. Stay tuned for details on conference program, scholarships, lodging, and volunteer opportunities!
Courtney Lang, National Organizer | Fair Trade Campaigns
Courtney Lang brings over 5 years of community organizing to Fair Trade Towns USA, building both the Local Food and Fair Trade networks in Vermont. As Local Food Coordinator with City Market/Onion River Cooperative, Courtney worked with local producers, institutions and consumers to grow the local food system and organize a strategic model for community engagement through farm tours, workshops, and local food challenges. Like many in the Fair Trade industry, Courtney was inspired to take action in Fair Trade when she witnessed child-labor first hand in Costa Rica. As a founding member of Fair Trade Burlington, she has worked with economic development organizations, businesses, and consumers to build awareness of Fair Trade among Vermonters. She also worked with a Fair Trade USA licensee, Vermont Coffee Company, as Friend Ambassador where she united the story of Fair Trade to every purchase of coffee.