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Written by Diane Doonan for VMO
Wednesday April 27th, 2016

 

The Art for Social Action Fair, hosted by Social Justice Connection (SJC) will bring together Montreal artisans and craftspeople whose work fits in with a socially responsible ethical mandate. The SCJ is proud to raise funds for the organization while promoting such beautiful locally-made work.

Amongst some of the articles that will be sold at the fair include, quilts, henna art, embossed pewter, organic cotton baby clothes, handmade soaps, paintings, objects made from recycled tires and other materials, and chemical free natural beauty products.

Prices range from $5.00 to approximately $50.00 so there is definitely something for everyone.

Raffle tickets will be sold on site with 35 wonderful prizes to be won.

One of the artisans, Tracy Gartner makes bridal and yoga jewellery. I am always happy to participate and show my work at events that are for an important cause and have a positive influence in our community.”

The Art for Social Action Fair will take place on Saturday April 30th from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Centre le Manoir in NDG, 5319 Avenue Notre Dame de Grace, corner of Décarie Blvd.

SJC is an independent organization in Montreal providing education and advocacy about human rights, global poverty and inequality.  Through its education program, the SJC offers unique and engaging educational tools and interactive workshops to schools, NGOs and community groups. In its advocacy, the SJC engages policy makers at the national and international levels to press for greater fairness and the recognition of human rights standards in global finance. 

“Shopping involves moral choices because of its social and environmental implications. When the idea for a “social action fair” was proposed, all of us at the SJC loved it right away! After all, when you see things for sale, how often does it stimulate some reflection on values in the positive way that the work of these artisans will?” said Derek MacCuish, SJC executive director.

SJC invites the community to join us at the fair to find something terrific and ethically produced, meet our staff and board members, enjoy some Fair Trade Coffee and support a very worthy cause. For more information go to sjc-cjs.org or call Diane at 514-652-2208.

 

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