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Announcement :: International
Two Speaking Events in Boston: The Guatemalan Dream: Fair Trade and Fair Politics
15 Jun 2009
Two speaking events in Boston about migration, fiar trade and dreams: Please forward widely.
The Guatemalan Dream: Fair Trade and Fair Politics

Thursday June 18th 7pm

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.

The Boston Interpreters Collective Presents:

Dreams and Migration/ Mexico, U.S. and Guatemala

Friday, June 19th 7pm

Lucy Parsons Center

549 Columbus Ave. Boston

Documentary Filmmakers Willy Barreno and Jen Law show short films and dialogue about connections between the three countries, roots of migration, and the human stories of immigrants and workers. Joining the conversation will be Omar Mejia, co-founder of Café Conciencia, an organization of fair-trade workers coffee cooperatives.

Please join us to create ways to act for immigrant rights in our home communities and provide solidarity with the others.

For a preview of Jen’s film “A Little Tripof a Dream”

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