Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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[Waterford] Fairtrade talk with Palestinian speakers Bassema Barahemeh & Lamis Zamzam (WONC)

Lamis and Bassema

The Waterford One World Centre is holding a special evening to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight on Sunday, 5 March, 7:00 p.m. at the St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre, Patrick St., in Waterford City.  Fairtrade Fortnight is held each year to raise awareness about the importance of Fairtrade and the impact that it continues to have on the lives of people around the world.

We are very honoured this year to have a diverse range of speakers and would like to welcome Ms. Bassema Barahemeh, who is an olive farmer and representative from the Palestine Fairtrade Association. Also joining us from Palestine, and representing the Canaan Fairtrade Association, is Ms. Lamis Zamzam.  Fresh from her work in the Indian Island group of Andaman and Nicobar, Ms. Veena Nabar will talk to us about Fairtrade and Cooperatives.  Travelling with Fairtrade Ireland are Heydi Janeth Espino Mairena and Haris Ulises Lopez Picado from Nicaragua who work with the Soppexcca Cocoa Cooperative.

Also joining us will be the Waterford Academy of Music and Art’s Lyrical Dance Company, under the direction of Trish Murphy, who will debut their original choreography, Home Is…?, in response to the on-going refugee crisis.

Representing a wide range of Fairtrade products ranging from olive oil to almonds to coconuts to cocoa, our speakers will provide a personal perspective about the value of Fairtrade. The evening will also include art, dance and displays.  Please join us on the evening which is free of charge and open to all.

Organised by Waterford One World Centre