n62166499212_9525It is pretty plain to see that Fair Trade is incredibly important to us here at Autonomie Project. And we have partnered with the Boston Faith and Justice Network and Artists for Humanity to organize and bring the lovely city of Boston, Fair Trade Boston! So what exactly is Fair Trade Boston, you may ask yourself? Well, it is a grassroots community organization that is throwing an awesome kick off event, also entitled Fair Trade Boston 2009 this weekend!! The event intends to not only bring awareness of Fair Trade to the city, but also to take steps to make Boston a Fair Trade City, along the same vein as the Fair Trade Towns initiative. And the best part of the event: IT’S FREE!!!

fashionThis Saturday, June 13th will be full of Fair Trade fun for the whole family! We have put together an amazing event that includes a Fair Trade Vendor Fair, A mini-cafe hosted by Equal Exchange, Fair Trade Goodies such as aChocolate Fountain provided by Harvest Co-op and brownies from Veggie Planet, a Fair Trade Theater and a silent auction of AP sneakers hand painted by Artists for Humanity. We also have an amazing list of performances planned including a Fair Trade Fashion Show, DJ provided by Rebel Sound, bands including Maeve and Skinny Millionares, speakers such as Jonathan Rosenthal andfountain Diego Brenes, United Roots-a breakdancing team, and the Imani Project-step dance team. We also have fun activites for the whole family including Fair Trade 101, face painting, and a children’s soccer match!! There is even more than we are able to list here, check out the full list and the events schedule.

This year’s event is going to seriously rock! And if you are in the Boston area you should come! You won’t want to miss all the fun and excitement, plus there is a pretty sweet door prize, just for showing up! Now is the time to come together as a community and promote Fair Trade in our lovely city of Boston. We really hope to see you there!

When: Saturday June 13th from 12pm to 6pm See the Schedule for the time of performances

Where: Artists for Humanity Epicenter in South Boston: 100 West Second St; near the Broadway T Stop

More Information: Website, Facebook, and Blog.