AFSC Chicago Palestinian Olive Oil Project
Ziyarat az Zeitoun (Arabic for Visiting the Olives) program and Palestinian olive oil marketed through Zatoun and Holy Land Olive Oil. "the olive branches are international symbols of peace and tranquility, needed now more than ever in this devastated part of the world."
Ziyarat az Zeitoun (Arabic for Visiting the Olives) is an educational and advocacy project organized by the American Friends Service Committee that highlights Palestinian culture and current political realities on the ground in the West Bank and Gaza Strip through focusing on the Palestinian olive harvest.
Amnesty Internationa USA
Amnesty International USA is part of a worldwide global movement of more than 2.2 million members standing up for human rights including fair trade, safe labor and dignity for workers.
Cuentos Foundation creates and facilitates artistic projects promoting global and local intercultural exchange and understanding. Our fair trade initiative is primarily to promote and help sustain family collectives in the traditional coppersmithing community of Santa Clara del Cobre in Michoacan, Mexico.
Jobs with Justice
JwJ's mission is to improve working people's standard of living, fight for job security, and protect workers' right to organize. JwJ has created a network of local coalitions that connect labor, faith-based, community, and student organizations to work together on workplace and community social justice campaigns.
Jobs with Justice coalitions now exist in over 40 cities in 29 states in all regions of the country, made up of both member organizations and thousands of individual activists who sign the Jobs with Justice pledge to be there five times a year for someone else's struggle as well as their own. JwJ creates strategic alliances locally and among organizations nationally to develop a broad base of support. By building a base of diverse constituencies at the local level as well as providing training, coordination, and networking at the national level, Jobs with Justice is re-building the infrastructure that gives communities a sense of their own power.
Chicago Jobs with Justice
333. S. Ashland
Just Haiti aims at building just relationships between producers and consumers. The organization uses a "fair-trade-plus" approach and a revolving loan fund to help an association of subsistence farmers in Haiti develop their own coffee-export business, and assists them in marketing the coffee in North America. Contact: Kim Lamberty at firstname.lastname@example.org
Casa Guatemala is a not for profit community based organization that works to empower the Guatemalan and latino community in Chicago and the midwest through media training, youth programs, cultural events, and workshops. They support Guatemalan cooperatives and producers to help market their products in the United States at Fair Trade prices. Casa Guatemala also promotes Fair Trade practices within the community. Maya Essence, its fair trade store is located at 4357 N Lincoln Ave
(between Leavitt St & Montrose Ave)
Chicago, IL 60618
National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities
The National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC) is a network of community-based, Latino and Caribbean immigrant-led organizations, that seeks to raise the quality of life for immigrant communities in the United States, as well as communities in migrant-sending countries in Latin America.
US Labor Education in the Americas
The U.S. Labor Education in the Americas Project (USLEAP) is an independent non-profit organization that supports workers who are fighting for a better life for their families and to overcome poverty in Latin America.
We support especially those workers who are employed directly or indirectly by U.S. companies producing for the U.S. market.
USLEAP believes that in a global economy, it is also in the best interests of U.S. workers that workers in other countries have the freedom to fight to improve their wages and working conditions.