The Dark Side of Chocolate: Free Movie Showing, Thursday 7/19

Thursday, 7/19, 7:30pm

Zeitgeist Arts Center

1618 O.C. Haley Blvd.

“A team of journalists investigate how human trafficking and child labor in the Ivory Coast fuels the worldwide chocolate industry. The crew interview both proponents and opponents of these alleged practices, and use hidden camera techniques to delve into the gritty world of cocoa plantations.

Discussion to follow on labor trafficking in Louisiana, ways to identify potential victims, and how to work to save these victims on a systemic level.  FREE Fair Trade Chocolate Tasting on a first come-first serve basis.”

Sponsored by Catholic Charities

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From Bourbon Street to the upcoming Super Bowl,  human trafficking is a reality in New Orleans. Come to this free movie showing to learn more about the gritty realities beneath the surface of our daily practices.

Curious about how your own consumption habits relate to modern-day slavery? Take the Slavery Footprint Survey.

For more information and resources about human trafficking, visit the Campaign to Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking website.

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