Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 12:00pm

Austin’s contribution to the international celebration of World Fair Trade Day.

Feel passionately about fair trade and social justice issues? Help us spread the word. You can help make this an Austin tradition!

An all day event featuring indoor and outdoor entertainment.

  • 3 documentary films followed by panel discussions
  • Entertaining pre-shows, including short film
  • Delicious Alamo food and drinks
  • Free Fair Trade Market in Alamo Breezeway
  • Free Artisan demonstrations
  • Free live music and performances

Help us meet our fundraising goal here!
The first 100 donors receive a $25 gift card to Novica

Event Schedule

Session 1: 12-2:30pm
Preshow + short film: Fair Trade Coffee Production in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Presented by Texas Coffee Traders
Feature film: BUYER BE FAIR: The Promise of Product Certification
Panel discussion: Fair Trade Certification: Is it worth the effort?

  • RC Beall--CEO of Texas Coffee Traders
  • Julie Irwin, PhD--Professor of Marketing, McCombs School of Business
  • Michael Conroy, PhD—Author, economist, Chairman of the Board, Transfair USA
  • Ryan McElroy, co-owner of Thunderbird Coffee
  • Mike McKim, President and CEO of Cuvee Coffee Roasting Company

Session 2: 3-5:30pm
Preshow + short film: "Fair Trade Coffee Production in the Monteverde Cloud Forest" Presented by Texas Coffee Traders
Feature film: MAQUILAPOLIS (City of Factories)
Panel discussion: Fighting from Within: Worker influence and control in the maquiladoras

  • Josefina Castillo of AFSC--Co-founder of the Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera project; 2010 recipient of the Austin Woman Humanitarian Award.
  • Terry Newton, PhD—Professor of Mexican History, St. Edward’s University
  • Sharla Megilligan, Executive Director of Makarios International

Session 3: 6-8:30pm
Preshow + short film: "Fair Trade Coffee Production in the Monteverde Cloud Forest" Presented by Texas Coffee Traders
Feature film: THE PRICE OF SUGAR
Panel discussion: Humanity and Affordability in the U.S.: Do we have to make a choice?

  • Robert Jensen, PhD--Author; Professor of Journalism, UT Austin; Board of Directors, Third Coast Activist
  • Manish Gupta--Founder of Handmade Expressions
  • Bob Cash--State director of the Texas Fair Trade Coalition, an affiliate of the national Citizens Trade Campaign

 

Proudly Presented by:

Ten Thousand Villages
Texas Coffee Traders

Major Sponsorship:

Handmade Expressions
Transfair USA
Novica
Texas Fair Trade Coalition
Eastside Cafe
Dominican Joe, in partnership with Makarios International

Supporting Sponsorship:

Maine Root Handcrafted Beverages
Austin Local & Fair Trade
Ethical City
Marigold-Gateway to India
Etnik Fashions

Donations for admission to each show are available through Alamo Drafthouse ticketing systems outlets, although this is a privately contracted event.

 

Kid Policy: 18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent or guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

Screenings (click on a show time to buy tickets):