Thursday, February 21, 2008

Buyer, be fair (trade coffee)

On March 7, 2008, the World Trade Center Tacoma is hosting a breakfast discussion about Fair Trade. Our speakers for the event are Prof. Matt Warning from UPS (Economics) and Mark Viramontes, owner of Origin 23 (formerly Firehouse Coffee on the corner of 6th and Union). The discussion will show the documentary, “Buyer, Be Fair: The Promise of Product Certification” that Prof. Warning consulted on, and was premiered at UPS. In addition to the documentary, our speakers will answer questions and discuss the realities of being involved in fair trade business.

The event is open to the public, and we would welcome students to attend!

The breakfast will be on Friday, March 7 from 8am until 9:30am at the Law Offices of Gordon Thomas Honeywell in the Wells Fargo Building downtown. The address is 1501 Pacific Avenue, Floor 21.

More information is available on our website:

If you wouldn’t mind passing around this information, we would certainly appreciate it!


Colleen Gause
Communications and Education Coordinator
World Trade Center Tacoma
950 Pacific Avenue, Suite 310
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253.396.1022
UPS Logger * Class of 2006