Bread & Roses: Labor Series presents a screening of “Delicious Peace” followed by a discussion on FA
5th & K | Cullen Room | April 02,2013 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bread & Roses Labor Series presents a screening of "Delicious Peace" followed by a coffee tasting and discussion on fair trade, economic development and establishing a living wage. 

Living in the lingering wake of the Idi Amin regime of terror and intolerance, this social documentary focuses on Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Ugandan coffee farmers challenged historical and economic hurdles by forming “Delicious Peace” Cooperative. Their mission was to build harmonious relationships and bring economic development to their region of Africa, and they are succeeding. Partnering with a Fair Trade US roaster, the farmers’ standard of living is improving, peace is flourishing, and their messages of peace and fair wages are spreading to their coffee customers in the US.

Coffee tasting and discussion to follow screening featuring discussants:

  • Ellen Friedland, President of Voices & Visions Production, and producer of the documentary film Delicious Peace (via Skype)
  • Jeff Goldman, Executive Director of the Fair Trade Resource Network
  • Ashley Fisher-Poggio, Manager, Global Exchange Fair Trade Store
Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. Each month brings a new topic through interactive discussions, film screenings, and performances. The hope for these events is that attendees walk away with a greater understanding of organized labor, its role in shaping history and current relevance. The name "Bread & Roses" was inspired by a poem/song written by James Oppenheim that appeals for both fair wages and dignified conditions.

Bread & Roses is held on the first Tuesday of every month at Busboys and Poets 5th & K.

Free and open to all! 

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