In honor of Fair Trade Month, Angela Mercedes Bailon, a fair trade artisan from Guatemala will come to Burlington, VT to share her story and educate our community about the importance of fair trade. She is the director of UPAVIM, a non-profit organization that works in the roughest part of Guatemala City to empower women and strengthen community. She is a pillar of strength within her organization and bears witness to the positive impact fair trade makes in the lives many families in her neighborhood. We are excited to offer two opportunities to come hear her speak.
Thursday , October 18th 11:45am – 1:15pm
Fair Trade Cafe & Market place at St. Michael’s College
1 Winooski Park Colchester, VT in Farrell Room in St. Edmund’s Hall
In February, St. Michael’s College became a Fair Trade University. In honor of Fair Trade Month, they are hosting a marketplace where guests can hear from Angela and meet local fair trade companies.
Friday, October 19th at 6:00
PJC Presents Angela Mercedes Bailon
60 Lake St. Burlington, VT
The Peace & Justice Center will host this event in the gallery on the 2nd floor of their building. Angela will share her story and have time to discuss the impact of fair trade. Refreshments will be served.
The Fair Trade Artisan Visit was made possible through the efforts of several local businesses and organizations. Supporters include: The Peace & Justice Center, the Fair Trade Burlington Network, Hope for Women, St. Michael’s College, Ten Thousand Villages and Dolma Fair Trade.