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Chicago Fair Trade Fundraiser

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The 15th annual Globalfest fundraiser for Chicago Fair Trade will take place from 6 to 9 p.m., November 12, at the historic Newberry Library, in Chicago. Admission includes an open bar with local wine, beer and cocktails, delicious food, live music and entertainment, a fun and inspiring crowd and a popular fair trade silent auction.

All proceeds support Chicago Fair Trade to empower tens of thousands of low-income and marginalized workers, artisans and farmers from around the world to achieve a fulfilling and sustainable livelihood for themselves and their families. In these times of economic hardship due to the challenges of COVID-19, this work is more critical than ever to ensure the well-being of our planet and all of its inhabitants.

This event will honor WorldFinds and Nasreen Sheikh. In addition to providing fair trade work to more than 700 artisans, WorldFinds is celebrating 20 years in business as one of the most active supporters and promoters of the fair trade movement nationally. Sheikh is a survivor of modern-day slavery, a social entrepreneur, human rights advocate and international speaker.

Location: 60 W. Walton St., Chicago. For more information and tickets, visit