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Growing up on a Coffee Farm in Latin America
October 13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmFREE
If you love coffee, this event is for you.
Kristin Van Busum, founder of Project Alianza (www.projectalianza.org), will host a Discussion + Screening of La Cosecha de Miseria (The Harvest of Misery), a documentary produced by Telemundo, highlighting the global problem of child labor that continues to impact the coffee supply chain.
The documentary is a peek into the rarely explored reality of the million of children who are born and grow up on coffee farms in Latin America. Labeled by industry as “the most vulnerable actors in the coffee supply chain,” coffee farm kids exemplify resilience, resourcefulness and the spirit needed to break out of the generational poverty in which they were born. Yet, more than half will not get the support or services they need to make it beyond third grade. Learn more about grass roots, community-driven efforts to give kids a chance at education and a better tomorrow.
The event is a collaboration between Project Alianza and the Big Car Collaborative.