Sociology and Social Work student clubs to host a screening of ‘The Dark Side of Chocolate’ on Oct. 27

October 18, 2010

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 5-7 p.m.
Gorsuch Commons

While dark chocolate is delicious, The Dark Side of Chocolate documents the bitter reality behind how the world’s cocoa is produced. Many of the top cocoa-producing nations in West Africa continue to allow slavery, especially in the agricultural sector. In these nations, slavery is officially illegal, but it is still practiced.

The documentary gives a startling glimpse into the labor conditions and the continued allegations of child trafficking and child labor in the international chocolate industry. While we enjoy the sweet taste of chocolate, the reality is strikingly different for African children.

Postcards will be available for you to send to Hershey to protest against its labor ethics. Information on ethically produced candy and more ways to take action against exploitative chocolate companies will be offered. This event is free!

We hope the next time you bite into a chocolate bar, you will consider the impact of the chocolate industry on African children. Make a difference and get informed. For more information, please visit http://www.raisethebarhershey.org/ or call (907) 929-5835.

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