This movement has been growing steadily over the past two decades (and there is still a long way to go).
But the progress has been steady enough over the years to give the global community a strong reason to celebrate. And that is why the Fair Trade Resource Network commemorates World Fair Trade Day on May 11 every year, although celebrations have been scheduled around the country on May 4-19, 2013,
Peacecraft, our local fair trade store. There was huge banner over a collection of colorful baskets from Africa, and a display urging people who entered the store to discover fair trade.
The highlight of the afternoon was the performance of the local a capella group World Vocal Ensemble,which offered songs from Georgia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, and the Appalachian region of the United States.
The group--which in other setting has also performed songs from Colombia, Hawaii, India, Ireland and Iran--invites you to hear them in concert Saturday, June 15, at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 211 Jefferson Ave. NE at 7:00 p.m. $10 Admission Donations Accepted
Here is a video of the World Vocal Ensemble perfoming the song Nardanina at Peacecraft. This is a traditonal piece from the Achara region of the Republic of Georgia.