Email Newsletter (Web) – Members March 2010
The Queensland Fair Trade Collective invites you to…
As one of our valued members, we'd like to personally invite you to the Fair Trade High Tea 2010.
Please feel free to forward the event or guest speaker details on to your networks – we encourage you to share this event and the story of our guest speaker, Kohinoor Yeasmin, and spread the fair trade message on!
The key Queensland event for the Fair Trade Fortnight 2010, Australia and New Zealand's biggest celebration of all things fair trade. Enjoy delicious finger food, accompanied by our incredible Fair Trade coffee and tea during this inspirational afternoon, with a glass of champagne on arrival.
Featuring International Guest Speaker, Kohinoor Yeasmin, CEO of Bangladesh fair trade organisation Tarango, and an Ethical Fashion Showcase. Kohinoor will be speaking on her personal experiences and the positive impact of fair trade on her country and the people in Bangladesh. Her work with some of the most marginalised women in the country has had considerable impact, giving many women their chance at independence and an education.
The Fair Trade High Tea will be held at the Arts Centre, overlooking the Brisbane River, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls’ School, Ascot on Saturday 8 May 2010, between 2 and 4pm. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased on line by going to www.qldfairtrade.org.au or contact us at email@example.com. For more information on this event or our guest speaker, please visit our website at www.qldfairtrade.org.au. Numbers are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment!
Early Bird Discount! – Book before the 31st April to receive an entry into the draw for a fabulous fair trade hamper!
Date: Saturday 8 May, 2010
Time: Event runs from 2-4PM.
Location: The Arts Centre, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Ascot.
• International Guest Speaker – Kohinoor Yeasmin: Kohinoor will speak on her personal experiences and how fair trade has transformed her own life and the lives of those within Bangladesh.
• Guest Speaker – Cameron Neil: The Operations Manager of Fair Trade Australia and New Zealand will speak on fair trade commodities, including coffee and chocolate, and how a small change can make a huge difference worldwide.
• Ethical Fashion Showcase: Showcasing a variety of ethical fashion by local labels for children, men and women.
• Live Music: By classically trained pianist Mitchell Dormer.
Information about the Collective and its Work
The Queensland Fair Trade Collective is a group of businesses and individuals who are passionate about raising awareness of fair trade in Queensland. The QFTC is here to give a local perspective on the global struggle for equality and justice in international trade. From general information and links about fair trade issues, to listings of ethical producers and retailers, we aim to keep Queenslanders up to date on the crisis which maintains millions of people around the world in a state of poverty.
We also work together with the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand (FTAANZ) to bring you the Queensland take on Fair Trade Fortnight – two weeks of events and publicity designed to bring trade justice to the attention of consumers and businesses around Australia. Our work to date has raised funds not only to promote fair trade in Queensland, but also towards rebuilding efforts after natural disasters and clean water in the Solomon Islands.
Our International Guest Speaker – Short Biography
Kohinoor Yeasmin, the inspirational CEO of Bangladesh fair trade organisation Tarango, will be speaking on her personal experiences and how fair trade has transformed her own life and the lives of many others in Bangladesh.
Kohinoor has played a fundamental part in reducing gender inequality and increasing family access to essential services across Bangladesh, helping to establish a medical clinic for all families to access and in helping the local women overcome gender discrimination, by acting as liaison with male community leaders to voice the women’s concerns and begin to break down gender barriers.
Tarango is a non-government organisation which trains and supports disadvantaged women across Bangladesh. Established in 1989, Tarango’s work has empowered women economically, allowing an increasingly gender-balanced society to develop. As a result of these women earning a regular and fair wage, Tarango staff have seen a reduction in domestic violence as financial pressure is eased.
Kohinoor has a wealth of personal experience and knowledge to draw from, and we hope to give you a glimpse of the very real and positive effects of fair trade during her time in Australia with us.
Remember to book your tickets by 26th April to receive the Early Bird Discount and go into the draw to win a fantastic hamper packed with fair trade goodies! Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased on line by going to www.qldfairtrade.org.au or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.