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Conference to Explore Fair Trade and Slavery Connections

Wednesday August 30 2023

This year’s conference for fair trade campaigners in Scotland will explore the links between fair trade and the anti-slavery movement.

Scotland's Fair Trade Campaigner Conference, run by the Scottish Fair Trade Forum, will take place in Dundee on September 30.

Following on from a 2021 Fair Trade Nation Lecture 'Slavery and Fair Trade' by Sir Geoff Palmer, the conference will consider the links between Fair Trade and anti-slavery by hearing about the University of Dundee's Breaking The Chains project, which explores the city’s connections to slavery.

The conference will also include practical support for Fair Trade campaigners, including information about growing a campaign group, telling the story to new and different audiences, and considering equality, diversity and inclusion.

Among the attendees will be Christina McKelvie MSP, Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development; and Fair Trade Forum Trustees from Malawi, Nduzani Zaya, and from Rwanda, Aimable Nshimiye.

The conference is free and refreshments will be provided. Register here.

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