Peace & Justice Club

Fair Trade vendors display wares in library on Fair Trade Day

The Hoban Fair Trade Sale was conducted in the library on Nov. 25, 2014, from 8 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Because Christmas shopping was just around the corner, several Fair Trade vendors from the area were invited to sell their goods and educate the students on their mission. Fair Trade works to provide the producers a wage that allows them to strengthen their community and escape poverty. Religion classes visited the sale during the school day.

Among the vendors were: 

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The mission of the Peace and Justice Club is to involve the members actively in facilitating peace locally as well as internationally. As a result, members commit themselves to educating the Hoban community on social justice issues through various activities, such as fair trade.
The Peace and Justice Club attempts to build awareness within the Hoban community regarding the relationship between social justice and fair trade. Hoban's Holy Cross tradition involves educating the mind as well as the heart--fair trade envelops both. It celebrates the diversity and justice that Hoban promotes.

Mr. Greg Milo is the faculty adviser of Hoban's club.

Members of the Peace and Justice Club visited the Ohio Fair Trade Expo 2013 at John Carroll University in October, 2013. Students learned about Fair Trade by attending classes on related topics, such as "How to Make Your School Fair Trade."

The Peace and Justice Club attended "Breaking Barriers," sponsored by Catholic Schools for Peace and Justice, at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland March 8, 2013. Over 500 schools, representing all 21 schools of the diocese, were in attendance. Bishop Richard Lennon celebrated Mass, and Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, gave the keynote address. Students participated in break-out sessions led by local advocates and experts on homelessness, human trafficking, refugee populations, people with disabilities and sexual violence. 

Representing Hoban were Amanda Deighen, Hallie Poor, Davonta Milbry, Ellen Lauterjung, Jake Tersigni, Christina Gorey, Megan Bennett, Becca Weiss and Mr. Greg Milo
Pictures below are from "Breaking Barriers" at St. Ignatius High School in March, 2013. More pictures on the SIHS Eye.