Journey to awareness during Fair Trade Month

During October 2016, Fond du Lac Fair Trade Town invited the community to learn more about Fair Trade and how we as a community can be more aware of the principles of Faifonddulac-passport-layout-turquoise7_page1r Trade and more broadly the principles of Human Rights – the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

How to Make Fond du Lac a Traffic Free Zone, an opportunity to learn on October 8 at MPTC, about how Fair Trade helps globally to prevent human trafficking and provides healing of people rescued from slavery.  Additionally, we were informed about the existence of human trafficking within our state and community and what citizens can do and what community agencies are doing to combat this crime against humanity.

During the month of October, the community was invited to take a Fair Trade Journey.  Ten city businesses highlighted a Fair Trade Product which they sell and invited the public to learn more.  Each business offered a gift for a drawing for travelers who took the Fair Trade Journey in visiting at least five of the ten businesses.  The following is a list of the businesses and the winner of the gift given by that business.

  • Blue Goose Coffee House at Horicon Bank – John Langolf
  • Common Grounds Coffeehouse/Erbert & Gerbert’s Bistro at Marian University – Rose Wallin
  • Gallery and Frame Shop – Shella Paukner
  • Just B Still Massage Studio and Green Café – Christa Kjimhus
  • Just Fare Market, Old Mill Plaza – Joni Voss Hayibor
  • Living Light Studio – Matt Pflum
  • Moraine Park Technical College Bookstore – Kitty Hansen
  • ReachOut & Solid Grounds Coffee – Philomena Wallin
  • Urban Fuel – Kathy Strong Langolf
  • Village Market Specialty Foods – Nancy Kaul

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