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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Chocolate, Flowers, and Slavery -- Movie Night

The following announcement is from the Social Justice League at Bridgewater State University. The films are being shown in the Moakley Auditorium this Wednesday, February 8, starting at 7:00 p.m. See the event announcement for more information.

What are you getting your sweetheart for Valentine's Day? The usual chocolate and flowers?

This Valentine's Day, take a deeper look at your consumer choices. The Social Justice League will be hosting a double-feature movie night roughly a week before Valentine's Day to raise awareness about the labor conditions in the chocolate and flower industries.

Film 1: "The Dark Side of Chocolate: Child Trafficking and Illegal Child Labor in the Cocoa Industry" - A recent film investigating how chocolate manufacturers like Hershey and Cadbury have turned a blind eye to child trafficking and slavery on African cocoa farms.

Film 2: "Colombia: Flowers for the Gringo" - A film that reveals the tenuous nature of the flower industry by taking a look inside the world of Colombia’s flower growers, in particular those who work the hardest for the lowest pay.

Please attend this informational movie night to learn the truth behind that Hershey's bar and bouquet of roses, as well as learn more about WHAT YOU CAN DO to stop the injustice!

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