Tonight is Black Gold night! Check your local PBS listing to become informed about where your coffee really comes from!
From a TransFair Email I recieved:
Dear TransFair USA Friends,
Tonight’s the big night! This evening hundreds of Fair Trade supporters will gather around the country to watch the PBS broadcast of Black Gold – the critically acclaimed documentary following an Ethiopian Fair Trade cooperative. If you are one of our many house party hosts – thank you for your exceptional leadership. From intimate gatherings in your homes to café talks and university film discussions, we’ve been inspired and heartened by your amazing response and eagerness to share Fair Trade with your family, friends and greater communities. We cannot wait to hear how your events go!
For those of you who weren’t able to plan something this time around, you can still be part of this nationwide event! Watch Black Gold tonight in the comfort of your own home. Click here to find what time it will be showing in your area. If you haven’t yet seen the movie, Black Gold is an excellent testament to why Fair Trade is so important. The film beautifully and hauntingly illustrates the struggles faced by coffee farmers worldwide as they work to market their crops internationally in the face of geographic isolation, fluctuating market prices and global power imbalances.
We thank you for supporting farming communities worldwide,
The TransFair USA Family
P.S. Be sure to pass this message along to friends and family nationwide!