International Trade Education Squad (ITES) Report


By Willy Naess

The squad’s mission is to keep members informed about international trade issues and how trade agreements can impact our ability to maintain our values and realize the goals of the Park Slope Food Coop, as put forward in our mission statement. Members of the ITES take responsibility to study and share with Coop members information that can lead to individual and/or collective action.

The squad meets every four to six weeks and regularly writes articles for the Gazette, offers committee reports at the General Meeting, maintains an online blog and organizes four public education forums per year that are open to the public.