Film Screening at World Centric: The Dark Side of Chocolate

Presented by Chocolate Dividends, World Centric, and Global Exchange
Nov 29, 2010 4:00 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) November 29, 2010 - Chocolate Dividends and World Centric invite you to a screening of the 2010 documentary, The Dark Side of ChocolateGlobal Exchange Fair Trade Campaign Director, Adrienne Fitch-Frankel will introduce the film.

The Dark Side of Chocolate reveals shocking evidence that child and forced labor continue in the cocoa fields for millions of children, nearly a decade after the major players in the cocoa industry promised to resolve the problem.  After the film, we will take five simple actions to end the exploitation of children in the cocoa fields and ensure that cocoa is a source of joy for all children. 

Screenings are taking place nationwide, empowering thousands of people to come together to send one clear message to the chocolate industry: “We will not tolerate abusive child labor and trafficking in the cocoa fields.”  The screenings are organized by Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Campaign and other organizations that are part of the Raise the Bar Campaign, which is pressing chocolate manufacturers to end exploitative child labor in the cocoa fields. Filmmakers Miki Mistrati and U. Robin Romano have generously made the film available for screenings. The event will be a benefit for Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Cocoa Campaign.   Date:  Tuesday, December 7 Time:  7:00 pm doors open/chocolate tasting; 7:30 pm program begins Location:  World Centric Address:  2121 Staunton Court; Palo Alto, CA 94306   Tickets (sold at door):  $15 RSVP by:  December 5 To RSVP please contact Dana Cabico. Email: Phone:  415-575-5557   About World Centric

World Centric products are made with annually renewable resources like corn, sugarcane and wheat straw fiber. Sugar cane and wheat straw fiber are also discarded by-products of the agriculture industry, and it uses this discarded fiber to make sustainable alternatives to plastics and styrofoam.
World Centric is committed to becoming the model of how sustainable enterprises should be run. In 2009, for example, they offset all their carbon emissions and gave 25% of their profits (before taxes) to grass root social and environmental organizations. World Centric hopes to one day give away 100% of their profits. The overall mission, vision and values of World Centric have remained consistent since their founding - to make a difference and create a more just and sustainable world.   WC10529