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Fair Trade Lives on the Day of the Dead!

Come celebrate the continued growth of the fair trade movement at this year’s annual Globalfest, Friday, October 28th, 6:00pm-9:30pm at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 18th St, Chicago.  You will have the opportunity to view the National Museum of Mexican Art museum’s Dia de Muertos(Day of the Dead) exhibit and support Chicago Fair Trade.

Come sip on fair trade wine, cocktails, and the delicious Vida y Muerte ale.  I was lucky enough to try this brew, made special for Day of the Dead, at an underground supper club in Pilsen, and it is my absolute fall favorite.  It’s also made here in Chicago by 5 Rabbits brewery.

In addition to imbibing fair trade and local beverages, you will be able to hear Edison Mamallacta’s story.  Mr. Mamallacta, the Marketing Director for the Kallari Association of Kichwa cacao growers, will be there to tell it himself, all the way from Ecuador.  The Kallari Association of Kichwa cacao growers are a cooperative that not only grows cacao beans but also produces chocolate bars from those very same beans.  Then open your ears to stories from ten more  Chicago fair trade businesses who source products in Latin America.

For more information or to buy tickets, click here.

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