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Hartwick Offers Lecture on Fair Trade Organizing

January 20, 2012

On Tuesday, January 24, Hartwick College will welcome Shannon O'Neill, director of the Bowman Center for Women at Siena College. O'Neill will give a lecture titled "Organizing Fair Trade Colleges and Universities." The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in Eaton Lounge, on the second floor of Bresee Hall on the Hartwick College campus. This event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

O'Neill's talk will cover organizing a fair trade university campaign, the challenges to securing institutional commitment to fair trade and harnessing the purchasing power of the institution for conscientious consumption.

O'Neill has a Social Psychology from SUNY Albany and teaches at Sienna College in the Women's Studies minor. She spearheaded the fair trade campaign at Siena, which was declared a Fair Trade College in October of 2010. She also serves on the National Fair Trade Universities Steering Committee.

This event is sponsored by the Hartwick College 2011-2012 Human Question Campus Theme. For more information, contact Dan Morse, Coordinator of Sustainability Programs for the Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies, at or 607-431-4666.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable

Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030