Activist and entrepreneur Dean Cycon, owner of Orange, Mass.-based Dean's Beans and author of Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee, will give a talk at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Assumption College's Hagan Campus Center Hall. The talk is free and open to the public
Cycon's presentation is titled "Business as a Vehicle for Progressive Change: Fair Trade, Sustainability, and Economic Justice." He will talk about his company's 100 percent organic, Fair Trade and kosher coffee as well as what it means to operate a sustainable, environmentally responsible company. Dean's Beans is the winner of the 2005 Sustainability Award from the Specialty Coffee Association of America, as well as a 2004 recipient of a "Best Practices Recognition" from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
The talk is sponsored by Assumption College's Business Studies Department, Social Justice Committee, and the Greyhound Association for Marketing Enrichment. For more information, contact Cary LeBlanc at email@example.com