On Wednesday, April 24th, we hosted a film screening and discussion with a delegation of Brazilian guests as part of the class our Executive Director teaches at Harvard University, “Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food.” The event was attended by scholars and students from several Boston-area universities, Brazilian community members, and representatives of NGOs and businesses.
The speakers at the event were, in order of appearance:
Carla D. Martin, PhD, Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute and Harvard University
Poliana Dallabrida, Papel Social
Patrícia de Mello Sanfelice, Brazil’s Labor Prosecutor’s Office
Maria Claudia Falcão, International Labor Organization
Marques Casara, Papel Social
Thanks to the generous contributions of several cacao-chocolate companies, we also included a tasting and discussion of products made with supply chain transparency. These included:
Fazenda Panorama – Gutzeit Chocolates
Vale Potumuju – Baianí Chocolates
Other examples of chocolates made by members of the Associação Bean to Bar Brasil
View the full event (in English) below in three parts. Part 1 includes presentations from Carla D. Martin and Poliana Dallabrida. Part 2 is the Papel Social documentary The Cocoa Route. Part 3 includes a group discussion and question and answer period with the full Brazilian delegation.
Part 1: presentations from Carla D. Martin and Poliana Dallabrida
Part 2: Papel Social documentary The Cocoa Route
Part 3: group discussion and question and answer period
Please stay tuned for more posts to come on this topic.