Lead for Change Blog

Documentary Discussion: “El Cacao: The Challenge of Fair Trade”

May 17, 2021

An online discussion of the documentary “El Cacao: The Challenge of Fair Trade”

Fair Trade Chocolate

May 17, 2021

Per Board decision, only fair trade chocolate will be served at Beth David events.

14th Fair Trade Minneapolis Steering Committee Meeting (#7 in 2021), virtual via Zoom, Monday, May 10, 2021, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm

May 16, 2021

We celebrated our progress (we got EIN 86-3602442 & sent in Form 1023-EZ to become a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit!) and considered our future plans. Our history: May 6, 2020: Fair Trade Minneapolis was founded. We got a team together, found enough retailers, had enough “Annual Meetings” in 2020, and found 14 organizations that use/serve Fair […]


May 6, 2021

Proclamation for World Fair Trade Day and Fair Trade Month

May 5, 2021

The Mayor of San Luis Obispo is reading a proclamation to recognize and celebrate World Fair Trade Day the second Saturday of May and Fair Trade Month in October at the May 4th city council meeting.

Featuring Fair Trade Products

May 4, 2021

An article featuring Fair Trade products located at the Stevens Point Area Co-op, including brands and specific items.

Fair Trade Article

May 4, 2021

An article in the Stevens Point Area Co-op’s bimonthly newsletter educating membership about SPACO-OP and UWSP Office of Sustainability partnering to make Stevens Point a Fair Trade Town


May 4, 2021


May 3, 2021


May 3, 2021

13th Fair Trade Minneapolis Steering Committee Meeting (#6 in 2021), virtual via Zoom, Monday, April 26, 2021, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm

May 2, 2021

Agenda: At this meeting, we’ll celebrate our progress and consider our future plans. Fair Trade empowers people to eliminate poverty & racism, & protects the environment. Please bring your ideas for fun activities that could empower MN to support global farmers and artisans by choosing Fair Trade products. Come one, come all! Our progress: May […]

R.A.C.E. Matters SLO

May 2, 2021

Slo Food Co-Op promoted R.A.C.E. Matters SLO in their weekly newsletter that reaches around 3,200 subscribers. “This group is invaluable to our community, working tirelessly to prioritize and amplify people of color, dismantle oppression, and stand strong with marginalized and oppressed communities, including LGBTQ+, Muslims, immigrants of all statuses, the disabled, and mentally ill. Lastly, […]


May 2, 2021


April 28, 2021

Grab n’ go and late night made to order counter

Philbrook Cafe

April 28, 2021

In the lobby of Philbrook Dining Hall; Grab n’ Go and made to order foods

Union Court

April 28, 2021

A made-to-order food court in the Memorial Union Building