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Raise the Bar, Hershey! Rally in Times Square

Date and Time

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:30 PM

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 4:30 PM

Location

Times Square, New York City

About The Event

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

We're calling on Hershey to stop child labor in its cocoa and start supporting Fair Trade! Join us on Wednesday June 8th at 10:30 am in NYC.

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: Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign groups (Green America, Global Exchange, International Labor Rights Forum) along with NYC students, labor, faith-based, fair trade and social justice organizations. Kerry Kennedy and Lee Cutler of the NY State United Teachers (NYSUT) will also be joining!

Why: In advance of World Day Against Child Labor, the rally will focus attention on the ongoing use of child labor, forced labor and trafficking in the cocoa industry and call on Hershey to start sourcing Fair Trade Certified cocoa.

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