Educating the Fairfield community on global injustice is part of the mission of the group Students For Social Justice (S4SJ). The group meets on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in the McGrath Commons room in Campus Ministry under the chapel. The group is run by an executive board that plans the agenda for the meeting, and all members convene weekly to provide their input and ideas.
On Tuesday, September 15, 2009, the main discussion of the meeting was how to influence other Fairfield groups to work with the idea of Fair-Trade Bazaar. “Fair-Trade is giving someone the ‘fair’ price that they deserve,” said Julie Whittaker, one the members of the executive board. In the past years S4SJ worked on having the Barone center use only coffee that is Fair-Trade, and they are continuing to work on influencing the student body to follow through and drink the coffee that is made from companies who are part of the Fair-Trade.
The students new initiative is to have t-shirts that are made for the students, and clothes sold at the book store to be bought only from companies using Fair-Trade – clothes that are not made using child-labor.
The S4SJ group invites anyone with a great passion for justice to join their group to provide their contribution to world peace. Jump in on any Tuesday!
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