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San Francisco Fair Trade City Celebration
Date Saturday May 10
Time 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
Dolores Park
Event Type Party/Street Party
Organizer/AuthorKelley Buhles
In Honor of World Fair Trade Day
Mayor Gavin Newsom Proclaims San Francisco a Fair Trade City


Saturday, May 10th in Dolores Park
12pm-2pm

Join Mayor Gavin Newsom and the Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition in proclaiming San Francisco a Fair Trade City this Saturday in Dolores Park!

The event will feature TransFair USA founder Paul Rice, Adina World Beat Beverages founder Magatte Wade and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and highlight the broad community support for fair trade in San Francisco and the cities achievement of the national guidelines to be recognized as a Fair Trade City.

Entertainment will be provided by the Bayonics hip hop group, a Senegalese dance troupe and local DJs. Free samples from Adina World Beat Beverages, Alter Eco and other local Fair Trade Certified retailers and licensees; along with free Fair Trade Certified flowers for Mother’s Day courtesy of 1-800-Flowers.

We will also join other Fair Trade cities around the country in attempting to break the Guiness Book World Record for “World’s Largest Coffee Break – Fair Trade Style” and invite attendees to bring along a Fair Trade coffee from one of the many neighborhood businesses offering this option to help us break the record.

This event is sponsored by the City of San Francisco, the Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition, TransFair USA , Adina World Beat Beverages, Global Exchange, Numi Tea, AlterEco, ENGAGE, USF Students for Fair Trade and the dozens of local retailers who have made this milestone possible.

Please call Jamie Guzzi, 510-663-5260 x.309 or email jguzzi [at] transfairusa.org to volunteer.

For more information on the Bay Area Fair Trade Coalition and the Fair Trade Towns campaign please visit:

http://bayareafairtradecoalition.blogspot.com/
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