19th April 2021 6:00 pm

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From unfair to fair trade: Exploring Scotland’s trading past, present and future.

Tea, coffee, sugar and cotton are just some of our everyday products which can be traced back to the transatlantic slave trade, the building of Britain’s colonial empire and the accumulation of Britain’s industrial wealth. In this lecture, Sir Geoff Palmer, human rights activist and renowned author on the history of slavery, will speak about Scotland’s historical involvement in the unfair and exploitative trading practices of these products.

He will describe how the legacies of these unfair practices prevail today not only in our street names, public buildings and statues but also in our supply chains and trading systems, before going on to explore how today’s Fair Trade movement and Scotland’s Fair Trade Nation campaign attempt to resolve such market failures.

This event is the 2021 Fair Trade Nation Lecture organised by the Scottish Fair Trade Forum. For more events and to join our campaigns for a more sustainable and fairer world, sign up to our newsletter.

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Register for this event.

From unfair to fair trade: Exploring Scotland’s trading past, present and future.

Tea, coffee, sugar and cotton are just some of our everyday products which can be traced back to the transatlantic slave trade, the building of Britain’s colonial empire and the accumulation of Britain’s industrial wealth. In this lecture, Sir Geoff Palmer, human rights activist and renowned author on the history of slavery, will speak about Scotland’s historical involvement in the unfair and exploitative trading practices of these products.

He will describe how the legacies of these unfair practices prevail today not only in our street names, public buildings and statues but also in our supply chains and trading systems, before going on to explore how today’s Fair Trade movement and Scotland’s Fair Trade Nation campaign attempt to resolve such market failures.

This event is the 2021 Fair Trade Nation Lecture organised by the Scottish Fair Trade Forum. For more events and to join our campaigns for a more sustainable and fairer world, sign up to our newsletter.

Register for this event.

 

19th April 2021 6:00 pm