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posted Mar 23, 2011, 12:36 PM by BIJ Educator   [ updated Mar 23, 2011, 12:36 PM ]

Liberate the Children: Choose Fair Trade Chocolate!


Be Moses this Passover and help free children laboring in the cocoa fields around the world!

Did you know? Hundreds of thousands of children, often enslaved and trafficked, work hard to bring us our favorite chocolate delights. They spend long hours, working in hazardous conditions, not going to school, and losing their childhoods. 


But, we have a choice! We can choose chocolate that supports farmers, is grown sustainably, and is guaranteed free from child labor. The solution is actually simple: Buy fair trade!!


Join Fair Trade Judaica for an illuminating evening to learn more.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

7:00 – 7:15      Schmoozing and snacks

7:15 – 8:00      “Dark Side of Chocolate” DVD, documentary on child labor in the cocoa fields

8:00 – 8:30      Discussion and Q & A

8:30 – 9:00      Fair trade Kosher chocolate tasting and sales; materials to take home for your Passover seder


Women’s Building, Audre Lorde Room

3543 18th Street, San Francisco


$5 donation requested, includes free fair trade coffee and chocolate tastings


“Better Beans” fair trade and Kosher chocolate and coffee will also be available for sale (“Better Beans” is a partnership between Equal Exchange and AJWS).

RSVP to sf@fairtradejudaica.org by Monday, April 4, to be entered in a drawing for a free bar of fair trade chocolate and a set of FTJ’s Jewish blessing flags! You must be present at the event to receive the prize.


Organized by Fair Trade Judaica, and co-sponsored by AJWS, Congregation Beth Israel Judea, Congregation Beth Sholom, Congregation Emanu-El, Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, Global Exchange, Hazon, PJA, Pursue: Action for a Just World, a project of AJWS and Avodah, and The Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El.