Open Meeting: Northeast Gathering on Domestic Fair Trade
NOFA Summer Conference
Friday, August 14, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
UMASS, Campus Center 903, Amherst, MA
This Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference Free Meeting, sponsored by The Domestic Fair Trade Committee of NOFA’s Interstate Council’s (IC) Policy Committee, invites activists from the Northeast region engaged in projects and organizing efforts around Domestic Fair Trade to share their work and ideas and to discuss future opportunities for collaboration .
Who should attend? Farm workers, farmers, food system workers, processors, manufacturers, worker organizers, farmer organizers, cooperative organizers, visionaries and allies. Consider attending if your work (paid or volunteer) involves fairer wages, safer work, fairer prices, ethical trading, making the food system environmentally, economically, and socially just, sustainable and humane.
- Welcome – why we are gathered together
- Brief Presentations on Domestic Fair Trade – its history, current state of landscape in our region
- Participant Introductions – getting to know one another: who we are; what activities we and our organization are currently engaged in relative to domestic fair trade; do we collaborate with others in this work, if so, with whom;
- Brainstorm – set further agenda together – what can we share together, where are the most promising areas for collaboration or exchange
- Next Steps
Although the program is included on Friday’s pre-conference track of NOFA’s Annual Summer Conference, this meeting is FREE. Please registration by contacting Liz Henderson (NOFA IC Representative to the Agricultural Justice Project Board & IC Policy Committee Co-Chair) via email to email@example.com or Louis Battalen (NOFA delegate to the Domestic Fair Trade Association) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more and register for the main about NOFA Summer Conference at nofasummerconference.org.