No More Slave Chocolate! - Valentine's Day Action, Mon. 2/14 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Gilman & State
13 Feb 2005 16:00 GMT
Over 43% of the world's chocolate comes from the Ivory Coast, where they are still using child slave labor. A 2001 report by the U.S. State Dept. revealed that up to 15,000 children aged 9-12 had been sold as workers to cocoa, cotton, and coffee plantations in the north of the country. Forced to work instead of going to school, most of these kids do not even know what chocolate tastes like! Help spread the word that slave chocolate is not the right way to celebrate love and affection on Valentine's Day! Join us as we let folks on State St. know about fair trade chocolate alternatives that don't rely on the exploitation of children in West Africa.