[Sust-mar] Justice in Your Cup- A Coffee Producer's Perspective

Satya Ramen info at judesfairtrade.ca
Fri Nov 6 12:38:56 EST 2009

Justice in Your Cup- A Coffee Producer's Perspective

Come watch a new film about Guatemala entitled Madre Tierra, and hear from a
Guatemalan coffee producer about the struggles and successes of fair trade.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 7-8:30 pm, Just Us! Spring Garden Coffeehouse,
5896 Spring Garden Road, Halifax

Thursday, November 19, 2009 5-6:30 pm, Just Us! Wolfville Coffeehouse, 450
Main Street, Wolfville
Mr. Herlindo Hernandez Pu is a coffee and macadamia nut farmer from the San
Salvador Xolwitz cooperative in Retalhuleu, Guatemala. He is with the
Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA) in Guatemala. 

A new film, Madre Tierra, highlights the work of the CCDA
For centuries, the distribution of land has been at the centre of
Guatemala's violent story. Guatemala has the worst land distribution in the
Americas, and campesino farmers struggling to feed their families are facing
greater obstacles to gaining access to a plot of land. "Madre Tierra"
follows one campesino organization, the Campesino Committee of the highlands
(CCDA), as they push for getting land into the hands of campesino families.

Presented by Breaking the Silence and JUDES (Just Us Development and
Education Society)
For more information:

Satya Ramen
Development Coordinator
Email: satya at judesfairtrade.ca
Tel: 902-542-7474 ext 235 (Wednesdays & Fridays)
Cell: 902-877-0263 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

JUDES develops public awareness of fair trade and responsible purchasing.
By providing eductional resources and facilitating partnerships, JUDES
builds solidarity between consumers and small producers across the
hemispheres with respect to social, environmental, and economic justice.

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