Hickory International Council and Unique World Gifts are delighted to announce a co-sponsored public seminar on May 18, 6-7:30 p.m., at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, regarding the subject of globalism and the idea of "fair trade". The event will be advertised as "Global Trade Gala: An Evening of International Exchange".
As you may know, I am a voting board member on both the municipal-appointed Hickory International Council as well as the fair trade non-profit Unique World Gifts. Discussing the idea of "fair trade" with many citizens in our area recently, I realized so many are unfamiliar with the term. Similarly, in our present political discourse, "trade" so often comes up as a hot-button issue. As such, I do believe a civic open forum is in order.
Please make plans to attend the May evening of learning, cultural enjoyment, and democratic discourse as we discover together how the world has changed since ideas, services, and goods have been traded "faster, better, and more" in this modern era.