- Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
- ISBN: 9781552666876
- Price: $19.95 CAD
- Publication Date: Sep 2014
- Rights: World
- Pages: 128
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In Pursuit of Justice
Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op and the Fair Trade Movement
This is the story of Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op, Canada’s first fair trade coffee roaster. This book describes its successes and its failures and details how a small group of people — “just us” — worked against adversity and defied many of the norms associated with building a business. In this fascinating tale, general readers, business owners and community activists will find hope and the courage to forge new paths, build new organizations and shape a new society. This story is also about the fair trade movement, providing a snapshot of the struggle of the small coffee producers in the South to control their own production, find a fair market for their coffee and get a fair hearing for their concerns. Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op is an experiment in a radical business model — one rooted in cooperation, social justice and meaningful social change.
• Just Us!: The Beginnings
• From Coffee to Chocolate and Beyond
• Understanding Fair Trade
• Organizing for Self-Reliance
• Building a Business, Building a Worker Co-Operative
• Building the Fair Trade Movement
• Pursuing Justice
About the Authors
Stacey Byrne works as office manager at Fernwood Publishing. She holds an MA in Social Justice and Equity Studies from Brock University.
Errol Sharpe is a publisher at Fernwood Publishing. He holds an MA in Atlantic Canada Studies from Saint Mary’s University.