Fair Trade Week Raises Awareness, Support for Fair Trade Practices Worldwide
Duquesne University's Spiritan Campus Ministry, in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services and on-campus and community partners, will present the annual Fair Trade Week event in time for holiday shopping.
The goal of Fair Trade Week is to educate the community on the ways in which Fair Trade practices can help those in the margins to improve their lives through better wages and working conditions, as well as to demonstrate how easy it is to support artisans and farmers locally.
When: Monday, Dec. 2-Thursday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Duquesne Union, PNC Atrium
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.