Fair Trade Expert and DU Alumnus Rick Peyser '72 Returns to Campus
Date of Event: March 24, 2008
Posted: March 8, 2008 / Last Updated: March 19, 2008
Rick Peyser, Denison class of '72 and director of social advocacy and coffee community outreach for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, will participate in a series of events at Denison University on Monday, March 24. Sponsored by Denison University Fair Trade Alliance (DUFTA) and the environmental studies department, the first event is a panel discussion at 12:30 p.m. in Slayter 3rd floor (200 Ridge Road). Denison faculty members Jim Pletcher, associate professor of political science; Isis Nusair, assistant professor of international and women's studies; and Gary Baker, professor of modern languages and director of international studies; will discuss the topic "What is our role as members of an affluent society in impacting communities in developing countries?"
Peyser lectures at 7:30 p.m. in Slayter Auditorium (200 Ridge Road) on "Fair Trade Coffee in a Free Trade World." He will speak about the tremendous challenges faced by small-scale coffee farming families and will discuss ways that, as consumers, we can make a difference in helping these families improve the quality of life for themselves and their communities.
The environmental studies program will sponsor a post-lecture fireside chat at 8:30 p.m. on Slayter 3rd floor (200 Ridge Road). All events are free and open to the public.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Rick Peyser, Denison class of '72 and director of social advocacy and coffee community outreach for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, in a panel discussion, "What is our role as members of an affluent society in impacting communities in developing countries?" at 12:30 p.m., Mon., March 24, Slayter 3rd floor (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-5727 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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