Fair Trade

AFSC Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty

TPP

countries of the tpp

The Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement is the latest and largest of the free trade deals our government has negotiated.  NAFTA was one of the early ones.  These deals undermine the local country's ability to protect its own interests in the face of corporate interests, undermine environmental protections, undermine labor laws, and more.  This flier breaks it all down.

Cooperation, fairer trade brewing in Dayton

In July 2013, AFSC's Midwest Regional Executive Committee and several senior AFSC staff traveled to Dayton, Ohio to learn more about AFSC's work in promoting the Welcome Dayton Plan and supporting the Harambee Coffee Roasters Cooperative.

In this three-minute video, Jackson Nsilulu describes the reasons for the cooperative and the values which support it.

Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera Featured on "People United"

A community radio station in Austin recently featured an interview with Josefina Castillo and Judith Rosenberg regarding Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera (Austin So Close to the Border). ATCF will become an independent organization on September 30, 2010.

ATCF Delegation to Piedras Negras

Friday, October 8, 2010 - 8:30am - Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 8:30pm

Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera Delegation to Piedras Negras, Mexico, October 8-10, 2010…

where we will meet maquiladora workers in their homes and communities, find out about current conditions of life and work and learn what strategies they are using to advocate for themselves.  Our Mexican partners, the Comité Fronterizo de Oberas/os (the CFO), continue to find innovative, often bold ways of organizing despite the intense anti-labor climate of Mexico—and the world—that they and we are facing.

Interview with Josefina Castillo

Democracy Now! Cobertura Especial: Foro Social de Estados Unidos 2010

EE.UU./México: Experiencias alternativas en zona de maquilas

http://www.democracynow.org/es/blog/2010/7/2/cobertura_especial_foro_social_de_estados_unidos_2010

Publicado el 24 de junio de 2010

Austinites Explore Fair Trade Through Film

The Austin Fair Trade Film Festival was held at the Alamo Drafthouse South on Saturday, May 8 2010. This was an all-day event featuring indoor and outdoor entertainment. The inside film festival featured 3 documentary films followed by panel discussions. One of the films was “Maquilapolis: City of Factories” with a pre-show of Austin Tan Cerca's four-minute promotional video. Josefina Castillo, AFSC Austin Program Coordinator, participated in the panel discussion that followed.

Austin Fair Trade Film Festival

Austin Fair Trade Film Festival

From left: Cynthia Waide, Judith Rosenberg, Billy Yeats, Leticia Silva and Tom West at the Alamo Draft House Theater in Austin.

Chiapas Connection

This Powerpoint portrays a project between Fuerza Unida in San Antonio, Texas and Jolom Mayaetik in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

This project was made possible thanks to the collaboration of Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera and the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture.

About Austin Tan Cerca

This video describes AFSC's work leading delegations to the Mexico-U.S. border. That program is called Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, or Austin So Close to the Border.

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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