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A Fair Share for Cocoa Farmers: How to Foster a More Just Trade in Chocolate's Main Ingredient

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Despite nearly two decades of projects aimed at improving education, increasing productivity, and implementing cocoa certification, farmers in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire still make significantly less than $2 a day. Such meager earnings leave farmers vulnerable to even minor economic or climate shocks, and fuel abuses such as child labor and labor trafficking. 

Working Conditions and Factory Auditing in the Chinese Toy Industry

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

The vast majority of toys bought and sold in the United States are made in China. In November, the labor rights NGO, China Labor Watch, issued a report alleging poor working conditions at four Chinese factories that manufacture toys for several major toy companies and retailers. This hearing examined these allegations, what the toy industry is doing to audit factories in China and address reports of poor working conditions, and the effectiveness of private-sector auditing and business codes of conduct in China.

Codas & Crescendos: an evening of retrospection and celebration

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Honorary Committee cordially invites you to celebrate the work and legacy of Interfaith Worker Justice Executive Director Kim Bobo and her outstanding contribution to some of the most critical issues of our time: economic and worker justice. Join us at a tribute event where friends, staff and colleagues share stories of her dedication and passion over the last 18 years.

International Food Workers Week

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Sunday, November 23, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, November 29, 2014 (All day)

Millions of food workers around the world struggle to make a living each day. In the U.S. alone, nearly 20 million people work in the food system, growing, processing, transporting, serving, cooking, & selling the food that we eat each day. Show your solidarity & support for food workers by taking part in activities and events happening across the country on this third International Food Workers Week, organized by the Food Chain Workers Alliance.

2014 Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards Celebration

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us at Jobs with Justice Education Fund's human rights awards celebration the evening of November 20, 2014, in Washington, D.C.. 

This annual event honors those who follow Eleanor Roosevelt's powerful example of championing workers’ rights as human rights.

This year, we’ll be honoring:

George Cohen, Former Director, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
for dedicating his extraordinary legal career to advancing the practice of collective bargaining

Free Andy Hall!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 4:30pm

Activists from four countries staged demonstrations on October 29, 2014, outside Royal Thai Embassies on behalf of labor rights activist Andy Hall. Hall faces four criminal and civil charges brought by Natural Fruit, a Thai pineapple processing company.

People's Climate March

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Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:30am

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.