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Every year for Father’s Day, I find myself stumped over gift ideas. From slippers and ties to wristwatches, pens and the coupon book I made when I was six years old, I’ve given my dad nearly every conventional Father’s Day gift.
As I had the opportunity to visit a number of Fair Trade Towns in the North East, and meet with over a dozen local organizers and activists over the course of 12 days, my optimism for the path of the Fair Trade movement continued to grow. As the National Coordinator for Fair Trade Towns, USA I was thrilled to get to know the true faces and personalities that have driven this initiative to the point it is at today. My role is to be a resource and facilitator to our local activists, and provide the tools to aid their success. As my background consists of over seven years of grassroots organiz