Helping people to understand why Fair Trade matters … working for justice … building community … sharing food … sharing faith.
Fair Trade events have a global and local impact. Here are some favourite suggestions:
- Fair Trade film nights (click here to see some films you might want to use). Participants learn about global work for a fairer world – and come together for a fun evening that helps to build up your local community.
- Choosing a book about Fair Trade for your book group – with lovely Fair Trade refreshments to inspire even more discussion!
- An unfair/fair football match is great for helping children talk about fair and unfair trade.
- A Fair Trade crafting session is a wonderful all-age activity.
- A community ‘Fair and Local Chef’ or ‘Fair and Local Bakeoff’ event (take a look at our ‘Fair Trade Cooking Event’ sheet for suggestions and examples from different communities). You’d be helping people become aware of a wide range of Fairtrade ingredients and the producers behind them – and maybe getting to meet people in your community whom you might not already know.
- Community meals. Try
- a weekday drop-in with Fairtrade cuppas and biscuits
- a special, make-your-own smoothie bar with Fairtrade fruit – great for children!
- a ‘Fair and Local’ bring and share supper (take a look here for recipes)
- A lot of people involved in Fair Trade are Christians – and really dynamic when they talk about why they do what they do. Why not have an evening where one of them talks about their Fair Trade work and how it relates to their faith – something to challenge and inspire. Contact us and we’ll put you in touch with people.
And there are so many more possibilities: let us know what’s worked for you.