The Chicago Fair Trade Student Summit brings together college and university students from campuses throughout Chicago to share best practices, inspire and learn from one another, and increase our network and impact.
We will hear from students who have successfully started groups on their campuses: founding members of DePaul’s Fair Trade Committee and members of University of Illinois/Chicago’s United Students Against Sweatshops Local 15.
After that we will break into smaller groups for workshops-
Track A: how to start a group on your campus
Track B: organizing to grow your group.
Everyone will come back together for a short training to prepare for a direct action. Students who are interested will participate in a direct action in support of workers. Of course there will be food!