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Fair Trade Fair - Walsh Jesuit High School, Cuyahoga Falls

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Walsh Jesuit High School, 4550 Wyoga Lake Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44224

IRTF works towards justice and equity in the distribution, access to, and participation in the production and consumption of the world’s resources for the people of Central America and Colombia. The conventional trade model is accelerating a race to the bottom that hurts workers, consumers, and the environment. Moreover, it further divides us into “haves” and “have nots.” As an alternative model, fair trade sets a series of standards to ensure fair wages and human dignity for producers, community investment, environmental sustainability, and more. 

IRTF’s fair trade program generates thousands of dollars in much needed income for artisans and farmers in Latin America.  This happens through the generous invitations of schools, community groups, and congregations that offer us table space at 40-50 events each year. Fair trade is an important part of IRTF’s human rights mission: to call together people in NE Ohio to walk in solidarity with oppressed peoples of Central America and Colombia to achieve peace, justice, human rights and systemic transformation through nonviolence.

Come visit the IRTF fair trade booth and other fair trade and local vendors.

Volunteers needed.

If you can help for a 2-hour shift, please email us at

Thank you!