Our second annual Global Marketplace is coming up in less than a week on Tuesday, October 19. This is going to be an amazing event, not only because it’s a great opportunity for some low-budget shopping while raising money for the H.O.P.E. Centre, but also because the way clothes are bought, made, and disposed of is an important public health issue. It is important to reassess our relationship with the goods we purchase. Compassionate, informed consumerism can turn each purchase you make into an act of political expression. Follow the presentation to learn more about the kinds of questions you should be asking as you go through the life of a shirt.–KATIE SMILEY