Screening of "The Dark Side of Chocolate"
Event ends: October 26, 2010 8:00 pm
Filmmakers Miki Mistrati and U. Robin Romano traveled to cocoa farms in the Ivory Coast and what they found was dark. Few improvements have been made on the ground and egregious labor rights abuses continue, years after major chocolate companies committed to ending this exploitation.
In partnership with the filmmakers and our allies, Green America is organizing a National Week of Dark Side of Chocolate Screenings. From October 23rd through the 31st 2010, concerned consumers across the county will host events in their home to share the truth about chocolate.
Tues, October 26
6 – 8 pm
at Busboys and Poets 5K
1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Speakers will include:
Amanda White - Global Exchange
Carmen Iezzi - Fair Trade Federation
Liz O’Connell - Green America
Barbara Moller - Paper to Pearls
Jacquelyn Rowley - Divine Chocolate
Tim Newman - International Labor Rights Forum
author Jackie DeCarlo!