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Movie and Action Night: The Dark Side of Chocolate
Date Thursday September 29
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Fireside Room, Unitarian Universalist Church
505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Authorppjc
Slavery is big business and it's thriving, with a conservative estimate of 27 million slaves in the world today. One industry in which forced labor is rampant--and where public pressure is beginning to make a difference--is chocolate. Cocoa is produced by victims of human trafficking, mostly children, who are forced to work on the plantations of South America and West Africa. U.S. Americans buy $13 billion worth of chocolate each year, mostly slave-produced, and our consumer power can turn the industry around. Come learn about the international slave trade in this documentary by U. Roberto Romano and award-winning Danish journalist Miki Mistrati, and sample some fair-trade chocolate--no bitter aftertaste!

We'll take action by signing Raise the Bar petitions to Hershey and joining a bulk order of fair trade chocolate miniatures that will be delivered in time to give out at Halloween.
Post-film discussion & action leader: Rev. Amy Zucker-Morgenstern

Sponsored by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center and the Action Council of the Unitarian Universalist Church
Added to the calendar on Monday Sep 19th, 2011 6:01 PM
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