Fair Trade farmers receive a better price for their coffee, but even that is not enough. Coffee is a seasonal crop. The documentary, “After the Harvest” shows what happens when the season is over and farmers are unable to stretch earnings until the next harvest. Guatemalan Fair Trade coffee farmer, Miguel Mateo from the Manos Campesinos coffee cooperative, will visit KSC to talk about his coffee experience and answer questions about the movie.
Great event to send students to to cover themes of diversity, trade, agriculture, poverty, justice, sustainability and disciplines of management, economics, sociology, modern languages (Miguel speaks Spanish). We can sign attendance sheets or sign in sheets for students sent as a required assignment or extra credit.
Movie and talk will take place Wed. April 17, 10am in the Madison St. Lounge. Mateo will also be at the Student Center at noon to meet students and answer questions.
Sponsored by Fair Trade USA and the Keene State College Fair Trade Club.
More info: http://aftertheharvestorg.