Hannah Dodoo from Global Mama’s is On Tour!

Courtney Lang October 20, 2012

Today we kicked off our Fall 2012 Artisan Tour with a visit to Bloomington, Indiana. Over the next week or so we will travel to four states and the District of Columbia as part of our tour with seamstress and businesswoman Hannah Dodoo. Hannah is a founding member of Global Mamas, a Fair Trade cooperative of energetic and ambitious women in Ghana. For years Hannah studied and worked in fashion and after securing a small loan she successfully began her own business. Now with employees of her own Hannah makes sure they have access to opportunity and a guaranteed standard of living.

Hannah Dodoo of Ghana shares her experience with Fair Trade at Global Gifts in Bloomington, Indiana.

You have the chance to learn about Hannah and Global Mama’s story! Take a look at our schedule (more events to come) and come visit us at one of our many events.Saturday, October 20th:

1-4 PM: Join us at Just Creations in Louisville, Kentucky

Sunday, October 21st:

3-5PM: We’ll be at Lucia’s World Friendly Boutique in Lexington, Kentucky.

5:30-7:30 PM: Come meet us at Third Street Stuff in Lexington for a bite to eat!

Tuesday, October 23rd:

5:30-7PM: Meet us at the Alexandria, Virginia Ten Thousand Villages!

Wednesday, October 24th:

Afternoon: Come chat with us at the Richmond, Virginia Ten Thousand Villages

6-7:30 PM: We’ll be part of a presentation at Virginia Commonweath University (at Ethel Auditorium)

If you have any questions please contact Parker Townley, National Organizer for Fair Trade Colleges and Universities at (360) 870-7625 for more information. You can also reach Parker at: ptownley@fairtradeusa.org Get excited! We’ve already had a wonderful day getting to know passionate supporters of Fair Trade in Bloomington, Indiana. We’ll see you soon!

One Comment

  1. What’s next in Richmond? Haven’t heard anything?? Thanks, Linda

    linda edwards - 12 years ago

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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.