[act-ma] The Guatemalan Dream: Fair Trade & Fair Politics 6/18 7pm

Corry Banton corryb8 at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 15 09:20:38 PDT 2009

The Guatemalan Dream:
Fair Trade and Fair Politics

Thursday June 18th

Encuentro 5  33

Harrison Ave. 5th floor

Omar Mejia, co founder of Café Conciencia and filmmaker Willy Barreno, will
present their work creating economic development and awareness by weaving a
network of community run cooperatives in Guatemala, the Guatemalan migrant
community in the United States and the American consumer who is interested in
Fair-Trade and Organic principles.  They will speak about connections with
rural and indigenous communities who will self-preserve and grow by having
equal access to food, shelter, employment and education.  We are invested
in the hopes that Guatemala’s
producer community and U.S.
market will cultivate a relationship that generates a sustainable and dignified
way of life so that immigration in exchange for food is not the only option. 


Café Conciencia markets products with organic and Fair-trade principles within
a network of fair-trade conferences and educational workshops. Café Conciencia
is an international non-profit organization that works in solidarity with
worker-owned cooperative communities in Guatemala to help them achieve
social and economic justice and improve their overall quality of life.

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