Summary of Accomplishments and Goals for Academic Year 2006-2007
- Secure commitment from Notre Dame to serve 100% fair trade coffee in all food service operations (currently franchised operations exempted).
- Increase knowledge of fair trade within the university community.
- Grow fair trade markets on campus and through the campus community more generally.
Fall Semester 2006
- Became official working committee of ND’s Amnesty International chapter.
- Passed Student Senate resolution in support of the university serving 100% fair trade coffee in all operations that are not franchised.
- Networked with allies: CRS contacts, favorable faculty, ND food services, student government, Center for Social Concerns.
- Developed relationship with United Students for Fair Trade (USFT) regionally and nationally.
- Published three letters to the editor in The Observer in favor of fair trade coffee on campus (The last of these was not written nor solicited by us!).
- Began education campaign with posters in dorms.
- Offered free fair trade coffee samples and information while soliciting petition signatures during International Education Week in LaFortune.
Spring Semester 2007
- The educational campaign continues: presentations in hall council meetings, more tabling with free samples and petition signing in LaFortune, more posters in dorms.
- Build relations with allies: faculty across departments, CSC, business school, law school.
- Lecture series, featuring faculty and others, Michael Sheridan—CRS fair trade confirmed.
- Participate in implementation half of Deus Caritas Est student conference at ND.
- Show award winning documentary, “Black Gold” in DPAC, currently pursuing departmental sponsorships, have discussions of the film.
- Construction of giant, papier-mâché fair trade mug to make campus appearances to support the cause.
- Meet with administration representative(s) to present what we have done and to get an official response.
- Participate in USFT conference, Boston, MA
Next year gain university recognition of USFT student organization on campus
(Photo credit: Michelle Frankfurter)
Accomplishment and Goals