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Events: Fair Trade Market

By Chip Reeves · November 2nd, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends
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In this age and time, slavery might seem like a terrible part of our country’s history but it's something that is finally behind us. However, slavery and human trafficking still take place everyday in some parts of the world. The Fair Trade Market at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is an outlet for residents of our community to join the movement to end modern-day slavery and human trafficking, and help those who feel helpless, people who have been affected by such tragedies.

Shoppers will have an opportunity to purchase goods such as clothing, handbags, jewelry and toys made by former slaves and impoverished people who are guaranteed a fair wage, giving them a respectable way to escape poverty and achieve true independence. In addition, there will be an opportunity for patrons to learn about how slavery impacts our world through experience rooms and stories from trafficking survivors.

So come join the fight on Saturday in this informational and significant event. Come to shop, learn and engage from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 50 E. Freedom Way, Downtown.

Go here for event and venue details.

 
 
 
 

 

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