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[Event] Issue in Focus: The Chocolate Industry

The last chapter of my dissertation is about the work Food Empowerment Project is doing against slavery in the cocoa industry. They are having a special event on November 9th. It’s in the Northern California Area. Hope you can make it.  The info is below.

Issue in Focus: The Chocolate Industry

Date: Saturday, November 9th

TimeL 6:00pm until 9:00pm in PST

· Come join the Food Empowerment Project for our first ever public event. We will be in the heart of the Mission showing two short films:

The Dark Side of Chocolate
and
The Shady Side of Chocolate

We will have raffles, food, and beverages as well as a Q&A and short video about cows in the dairy industry.

Additionally, we will be using this as a chance to gather donations for a local food bank.

(http://www.foodispower.org/donating-food-takes-thought/)

We are asking for a suggested donation: $10 for general public, and $5 for students.
(Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds – or for donating more!)

https://www.facebook.com/events/401769233284203/

 Contact:

lauren Ornelas
Founder/Executive Director
Food Empowerment Project
P.O. Box 7322
Cotati, CA 94931
530.848.4021
www.foodispower.org
www.veganmexicanfood.com

Because your food choices can change the world

About 1.8 million children toil in West Africa’s chocolate industry, where they may be exposed to the worst forms of child labor, including hazardous work and slavery. Please sign the petition asking Clif Bar to disclose where they get their cocoa beans

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/229/288/148/

Please watch Blackfish and encourage others to see it on CNN, October 24th: http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/12/showbiz/movies/blackfish-documentary-exclusive-clip

 

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