Nothing Like Chocolate
Date(s) - Thursday, October 23, 2014
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center in partnership with the Department of Anthropology and the National Museum of Mexican Art
Chocolate: Drink of Gods, Food of Mortals
- Do you know the labor conditions under which your chocolate is made?
Join us for a documentary screening followed by a discussion facilitated by Martin Macias, about the Grenada Chocolate Company co-operative, which challenges the corporate chocolate-making industry in the 21st century with a socially just, sustainable and revolutionary business model. Nothing Like Chocolate exposes the practices and politics of chocolate production—while focusing on how solar power, appropriate technology, and activism merge to create a business whose values are fairness, community, sustainability, and high quality.
- Approx. 55 min.
Martin Xavi Macias is a senior in Urban Planning at UIC. Between 2010 to 2013, he coordinated student-led labor justice projects at Chicago Fair Trade. On campus, he is active with United Students Against Sweatshops, organizing campaigns in solidarity with garment workers in the global south.
Poster: Nothing Like Chocolate [PDF]
If you require any accommodations please contact us at least one week before the event.
Name: Mario Lucero
UIC Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos (CCSL), Great Cities Institute (GCI), Latin American and Latino Studies Program (LALS), 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)
UIC Latino Cultural Center