Join us on Thursday, February 16th at 6:30pm at the Montclair Public Library when the Montclair office of Environmental Affairs and Community Green proudly present the free screening of – Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean – opening your eyes about how peoples lives are affected through your choice of coffee. Another short film on the topic will be shown and a discussion after.
Living in the lingering wake of terror and intolerance, a group of Christian, Jewish and Muslim coffee farmers in the foothills of Mount Elgon in Uganda sought to work collectively to overcome economic hurdles and challenge ingrained religious prejudices. They formed “Delicious Peace” Coffee Cooperative and partnered with a Fair Trade US buyer and roaster. Today, the farmers’ standard of living is improving, peace is flourishing, and their messages of peace and fair wages are spreading to farmers in nearby regions as well as their coffee customers in the US.
The business models of Fair-trade and cooperatives are making great changes in peoples lives around the world and are growing institutions. Find out more about them and take part in our open discussion on how they have touched our own lives. For further questions, please contact Marnie Vyff at: (973) 335-4469 or MarnieVyff@gmail.com