Fair Trade Chocolate is Divine
Date(s) - Wednesday, February 11, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center in partnership with the Department of Anthropology, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, and the National Museum of Mexican Art
Chocolate: Drink of Gods, Food of Mortals
Join us for a talk with Professor Molly Doane about chocolate in the fair trade system. Her paper, “Fair Trade Chocolate is Divine: How consumer solutions to social justice work (and why they sometimes don’t work)” analyzes how the fair trade movement has responded to exploitative conditions and low prices for producers of commodities like coffee and chocolate. Using the example of Divine Chocolate, this paper considers two different models of fair trade, and suggests ways that consumer-led solutions like fair trade can more effectively represent producers.
Molly Doane is an Associate Professor of the Department of Anthropology and Latin American and Latino Studies at UIC. Her research and teaching interests include environmental politics, alternative markets and commodities, and social movements in Mexico and the United States. She is also the co-editor of the publications Critical Green Engagements: Investigating the Green Economy and It’s Alternatives, a new environmental book series.
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Name: Mario Lucero
UIC Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos (CCSL), Great Cities Institute (GCI), Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program (LARES), Office of Public and Government Affairs, and student organizations Heritage Garden Student Group, Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), Union of Puerto Rican Students (UPRS), and United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS)
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