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OCA Organizing Fair Trade House Parties & MeetUps
Across the U.S. for World Fair Trade Month and Beyond

Help "Break the Chains" by hosting a Fair Trade house party. Meet up with other Fair Trade activists in your community and help spread Fair Trade. Join the OCA in May to promote World Fair Trade Day and beyond by hosting Fair Trade house party or MeetUp, featuring an exclusive screening of the exciting new documentary, "Coffee with the Taste of the Moon," by Michael Persinger.

The new half-hour documentary film, "Coffee with the taste of the Moon"
introduces us to delightful people who are producers and consumers of the
most traded commodity in the world after oil- coffee. From the point of
view of the narrator who one day wonders about the impact of his morning
cup, we learn about the powerful and promising sustainability efforts of
Fair Trade and Organic.

For more information on Fair Trade and Organic, visit the OCA's Fair Trade web page: /old_articles/Starbucks/index.htm

You can host a "house party" in your home, community center, place of worship, farmers market or natural food coop. The OCA's goal is to build strong communities while promoting Fair Trade! The OCA will provide you with the film and checklist for hosting a house party, as well as a comprehensive guide for creating Fair Trade Zones in your community.

OCA is now working with grassroots activists across the country to create Fair Trade Zones in hospitals, schools, places of worship and municipal governments. But we need more volunteers and local Fair Trade committees to.

Our goal is 100 Fair Trade House Parties in the month of May,2005. Help us reach our goal!


For a donation of $25 dollars, the OCA will send you a DVD of the documentary "Coffee with the Taste of the Moon," an OCA house party manual, and an action guide on how to promote Fair Trade in your local community.

Four easy steps to get started:

1) Make your donation of $25 to receive your DVD "Coffee with the Taste of the Moon," your OCA house party manual, and an action guide on how to spread Fair Trade Zones in your community. You can make your donation one of three ways:

  • PHONE: Call the main OCA office (218-226-4164)
  • MAIL: Send your donation with a note indicating you'd like the house party pack.
    Organic Consumers Association
    6101 Cliff Estate Rd,
    Little Marais, MN 55614
  • WEB: Donate online with our secure credit card form. In the "Comments" box on the credit card form, please indicate you'd like the Fair Trade house party pack.

2) Download your House Party Manual for sample invitations and tips and ideas about how to hold a successful gathering.

3) Post your event date on OCA's new Web forum and chat center . This web section also provide great tools for helping you organize your event online with others in your area. Just click here and then choose the forum " Fair Trade vs. Starbucks Campaign" You can post your events there and even create discussion groups!

4) Email or call 415-271-6833 let us know you are interested (or with any questions you may have).