The story of our food does not begin and end on our plate. Food is produced somewhere, by someone, under some circumstances. More and more people are asking not only, “Is this food good for my body?” but also, “Is this food good for the world?” And, Jewish tradition has long made the connection between food and social justice. We were once slaves in Egypt; our memory of our experience of injustice is intended to be a constant reminder to do justice in the world.
Join us for a tasty, thought-provoking and empowering evening that will help you use chocolate and other eating and purchasing opportunities to heal the world.
Ilana Schatz, the founding director of Fair Trade Judaica, will be in town for the Boulder Jewish Festival, and will present a program focusing on child labor and trafficked children in the African cocoa-producing industry at the Boulder JCC on June 11 at 7:00 pm. A program of the BJCC’s Maimonides Wellness Center, Hazon, and Fair Trade Judaica, the evening is co-sponsored by Tuv Ha’aretz, Bonai Shalom, the Har HaShem Gift Shop, and the Nevei Kodesh Religious School.
Bean of Affliction: Chocolate, Child Labor and Fair Trade includes a screening and discussion of the new 45-minute documentary, “The Dark Side of Chocolate,” with an introduction by Rabbi Marc Soloway, who is on the national board of Hazon. Fair trade chocolate will be available for tasting and purchase.
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door.