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San Diego Community College Fair Trade Campaign

Yes, I am a student, staff, faculty or administrator at San Diego Community College District and I support the Resolution on Fair Trade-certified coffee.

RESOLUTION on Fair Trade-certified coffee for the San Diego Community College Board of Trustees

WHEREAS, students, faculty, staff, administration and visitors spend thousands of dollars every year buying coffee in the District cafeterias that is produced mostly in exploitative conditions or extreme poverty and therefore is polluted with the sweat and blood of exploited laborers in Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia and many other coffee-producing nations;

WHEREAS, most of the worlds coffee production is controlled by few companies that often pay coffee farmers extremely low prices without guaranteeing them a stable wage and therefore those farmers who invest the most work in producing coffee are paid a few cents, while middlemen and corporate distributors keep the profits for themselves;

WHEREAS, because of all the violence and injustice involved in the coffee trade, for many coffee farmers it is just not possible to survive farming coffee, and therefore they are forced to leave their home towns and migrate to the city or to another country, including the US;

WHEREAS, there is a growing local, national and international awareness for changing our practices and choice of buying coffee that comes from farmers and workers who are justly compensatedand in San Diego, UCSD and USD consume fair-trade certified coffee;

WHEREAS, Fair Trade-certified coffee offers a real alternative to the unjust status quo of the coffee business and coffee that bears the Fair Trade label guarantees that it was bought from worker-owned co-ops that make decisions democratically and negotiate a fair price for their product;

WHEREAS, one of the District strategic goals is to become a sustainability citizen and advocate within the community, and one of the District practices has been to promote relationships (partnerships) and agreements with local businesses, for example during the construction of new buildings and facilities;

BE IT RESOLVED, that only fair trade-certified coffee will be sold in the District cafeterias and facilities and that most of the coffee served in the District will be purchased from local coffee distributors.

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  • 19 December 201550. Miguel C
    I support this petition
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  • 30 June 201448. Mildred R
    I just hope more people may become aware of the harm it does to families not having fair trade certified coffee. Campus: City, Mesa, Miramar, or Continuing Education) City Member: student, staff, faculty or administrator) student
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  • 29 March 201446. Enrique D
    More information about the campaign: Cafeontheborder.blogspot.com Campus: City, Mesa, Miramar, or Continuing Education) City Member: student, staff, faculty or administrator) Faculty
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  • 25 December 201344. Luis L
    it should be FAIR trade and not free trade Campus: City, Mesa, Miramar, or Continuing Education) city Member: student, staff, faculty or administrator) student
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  • 09 July 201341. Mariam Newman
    Hope to see Fair Trade coffee at City College soon. It will only do good for the workers themselves and while every single cup of coffee supports an important cause. For such a diverse campus, this issue has gone on way too long, it seems selfish that Cit
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  • 13 May 201030. Carolina M
    I want 100\% fair trade certified coffee at all Community College District Campus: City, Mesa, Miramar, or Continuing Education) City College Member: student, staff, faculty or administrator) student
  • 07 April 201029. Ryan K
    Me likey Fair Traded coffee! Campus: City, Mesa, Miramar, or Continuing Education) City Member: student, staff, faculty or administrator) Student
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  • 28 February 201027. Christy Thornton
    Many many quality potins there. Campus: City, Mesa, Miramar, or Continuing Education) Many many quality potins there. Member: student, staff, faculty or administrator) Many many quality potins there.
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  • 25 October 200925. Michelle D
    I support my college cafeteria and buy coffee everyday. Please pay fair wages to your farm workers and provide health and welfare benefits. We are all one! Campus: City, Mesa, Miramar, or Continuing Education) CITY Member: student, staff, faculty or admin
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