Shop at Ten Thousand Villages on April 28 to help Global Links

Support Global Links while you shop for that perfect Mother’s Day or graduation gift.  Fair trade retailer Ten Thousand Villages in Squirrel Hill will donate a percentage of all purchases between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on April 28, 2012 to Global Links as part of our joint Community Shopping Night.

The more people buy, the greater the percentage we will earn to help sustain Global Links’ programs of medical relief and environmental stewardship.  Your purchase also helps support local artisans around the world, so it “gives back” in many ways.

Global Links staff will be there to talk with you about our programs here at home as well as around the world.  Stop by to say hello!

For the event flyer, visit our website.

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Global Links at the 32nd Latin America & Caribbean Festival

Face painting at the festival, photo by Cecilia Raposo

Most of you know that Global Links works primarily in countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.  If you’d like to experience some of the arts, crafts, dancing, music and food of the region without leaving Pittsburgh, consider attending the 32nd Latin America and Caribbean Festival sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies on Saturday, March 31.  The festival is free and open to the public and is held on Pitt’s campus at the William Pitt Union building.

You can stop by the Global Links table as we’ll be there from 12 noon to 6 p.m.  Bring some cash so you can sample all the great ethnic food for sale and do some shopping at the craft tables.  Children’s activities are from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Enjoy the free music and dance performances.  Dancing continues until midnight!

For the festival program, visit the festival website.

For more information on our Global Links partner countries, visit where we work.