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“Building Peace with Fair Trade”

-Nasser Abufarha, Ph.D.-

Founder, Palestine Fair Trade Association (PFTA)


Thursday, September 16, 2010

7 p.m.

D.J. Lombardo Student Center, LSC Conference Room

This event is free and open to the public.


WHO:             Nasser Abufarha, Ph.D., Palestine Fair Trade Association (PFTA) founder, is bringing Palestinian olive oil and other traditional delicacies to mainstream American and European markets, while also improving economic conditions for farmers in the West Bank.


                        The Palestine Fair Trade Association (PFTA) is the largest fair trade producers' union in Palestine, with more than 1700 small Palestinian farmers joined in fair trade collectives and cooperatives across the country.  Fair trade means social and economic empowerment – a dignified living for farmers who have not had access to the outside world for over 40 years.

WHAT:         This social justice presentation is sponsored by John Carroll University’s Campus Ministry department. 

WHEN:           Thursday, September 16, 2010

                        7 p.m.


WHERE:        John Carroll University

                        20700 North Park Boulevard

University Heights, OH

                        D.J. Lombardo Student Center, LSC Conference Room


CONTACT:    Christopher Kerr,

Coordinator of Social Justice Initiatives & Immersion Experiences, John Carroll University

                        216.397.4777 or


John Carroll University, founded in 1886 as Saint Ignatius College, is located in University Heights, Ohio, in suburban Cleveland. The University was renamed in 1923 to honor America’s first Catholic Bishop, John Carroll of Maryland. Its Jesuit Catholic mission inspires individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and the world.  John Carroll University is recognized nationally for an exceptional four-year graduation rate, teaching excellence, and a commitment to living a faith that does justice as central to its mission. John Carroll is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.