Fairtrade Fortnight in Hereford - People's Café, a new way of engaging people

A People's Café for Trade Justice and Fairtrade, a new way of engaging people, is to be led by Perry Walker of the New Economics Foundation at Starbucks Café,  62 Commercial St, Hereford on Monday 13 March from 7.15 - 9pm. Free Fairtrade tea and coffee will be available. Coffeehouses are returning to their origins as hothouses of political debate. Examples include World Café, Conversation Cafe in the US and, in the UK, the Coffee House Challenge organised in 2004 by the Royal Society of Arts. A series of “People’s Cafés” on a variety of topics have been held in Ledbury. Trade justice is too important an issue to leave to the politicians. The People's Café for Trade Justice and Fairtrade enables local residents to play the politician and juggle with the difficulties in deciding trade policy.
•    Fictional stories, to provide a variety of perspectives on the issue
•    A voting form, with four ready made trade policies for each table to vote on, plus space to create their own
•    A voting analysis form
For more details contact John Dinnen, Hereford Fairtrade Steerring Committee john@dinnen5.fsnet.co.uk tel 01981 540 730.

Posted: Fri - January 27, 2006 at 01:21 PM