Rally in Times Square

May 21, 2011

 

The “Raise the Bar, Hershey!” Campaign is planning a rally in front of the Hershey Store in Times Square.

The purpose of this rally is to encourage Hershey to go Fair Trade.  The rally is scheduled to take place on Wednesday June 8th at 10:30 am.

When: June 8 2011, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Where: In front of the Hershey Store in Times Square

1593 Broadway. (Northwest corner of Broadway and 48th Street, Manhattan)

Who will be there:   We are reaching out to Local NYC Social Justice Groups, Students, Schools and Faith Groups that care about this issue. Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign groups (Green America, Global Exchange, International Labor Rights Forum) and our other allies will be there as well.

Why: To bring awareness to the issue of Child labor in Hershey’s cocoa supply chain; to encourage Hershey to shift to Fair Trade cocoa sources.  This rally will also draw attention to the larger issues of child labor worldwide as it falls close to the date of  “International Day Against Child Labor” (June 12) and we will focus on this in our media outreach

RSVP on Facebook here!

To receive updates on the rally, send an email to one of these addresses with “NYC Rally Updates Request” in the subject line:

  • Global Exchange:  fairtrade [at] globalexchange.org
  • Green America:  fairtrade [at] greenamerica.org
  • International Labor Rights Forum:  tim.newman [at] ilrf.org

For more information please contact info [at] raisethebarhershey.org

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