WOMEN & FAIR TRADE SALE & CULTURAL EVENT
@ DOMINCAN JOE - 515 SOUTH CONGRESS AVE.
NOVEMBER 10TH AND 11TH, 2007
This will be our fourth annual event supporting eight women's cooperatives whose work is a living alternative to dominant forms of production and distribution imposed by free trade policies. The cooperatives bring their crafts and sell them during those two days. We also include a cultural perspective inviting Latin American musicians who play with traditional instruments. On Saturday the 10th we will have a fashion show of the clothes and jewelry sold by the 8 invited cooperatives. On Sunday the 11th we will show the film "China Blue", a powerful story and a compelling journey into the harsh conditions of sweatshop workers in China. Shot clandestinely, this is a deep-access account of how the clothes we buy are actually made. The screening will be coordinated by Dr.
Elvia Arriola with comments by Dr. Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte from UT Journalism Dept. We hope to have the producer/director with us to facilitate a Q&A discussion afterwards.
You can go to our website www.womenandfairtrade.org <http://www.womenandfairtrade.org/> to find a broader description of this event. Please announce this event broadly. Thanks for any support you can offer. In peace, Josefina
Josefina M. Castillo
"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."
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