Fairly Traded Chocolate: The Kallari Story

On Thursday October 14th at 7:00pm in the Schwartz Auditorium, come listen to an incredible presentation by members of the Kallari Association, a self-governed coalition of Amazon artists and organic cocoa producers. This cooperative has created sustainable income so the Kichwa people can fulfill their basic family needs without logging the rainforests or selling their land. This presentation includes a brief geographic and economic overview of the cocoa industry, but mostly depicts the economic hardships of cocoa growers, and portrays how Kallari has overcome this by processing their own chocolate. A Q & A session will follow. And of course, free chocolate will be provided!

This is an amazing opportunity to learn about environmental and economic sustainablitiy from some of the farmers themselves–and it’s the closest you can get to the Amazon from Brandeis campus! This event is sponsored by the Brandeis Labor Coalition.

for more information contact nalbaum@brandeis.edu