Community Caravan

Written by Cafe Campesino on Nov 1, 2003 in Community Caravan, NEWSLETTER |

This weekend, Café Campesino will be serving coffee to the thousands of people who will travel to Columbus, GA, to protest the continued existence of Fort Benning’s School of the Americas, the U.S. Army’s training ground for Latin American soldiers. The annual vigil draws student, religious and human rights groups from all over the world for a weekend of peace training, speeches and non-violent action. This will be the fifth year that we will serve coffee from fair trade farmers in countries that are directly affected by those trained at the school. We will be joined by volunteers from the Newman Catholic Center in Illinois, as well as friends from Koinonia Partners ( here in Americus. Read more about the SOA Watch at

On November 30, Bill will travel to Savannah, GA, to speak to the Unitarian Universalist Church about — you guessed it — the concept of Fair Trade. The Georgia coast will host the G-8 summit next June and since international trade typically dominates this summit, the congregation wants to learn more about the free trade alternative — Fair Trade. Visit the church’s website at to learn more about Jingle Bells!

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