Fall 2015 Issue
September 29, 2015

Reverse Trick-or-Treat: Halloween program raises awareness about child labor

Source: NYSUT United
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Caption: "This program is a great opportunity to bring social justice awareness into the classroom, particularly with regard to child labor," said NYSUT Vice President Paul Pecorale.

fair tradeGive and receive treats this Halloween by participating in “Reverse Trick-or-Treating,” a NYSUT initiative to raise awareness of the widespread use of forced child labor on many cocoa farms. The concept is simple: On Halloween night, after receiving a “treat,” offer a gift in return — a mini Fair Trade chocolate bar, and a card promoting the purchase of fairly traded products.

“This program is a great opportunity to bring social justice awareness into the classroom, particularly with regard to child labor,” said NYSUT Vice President Paul Pecorale, explaining that forced child labor is still common in overseas cocoa production. “We want to help students see beyond their communities and realize we’re all part of one world.”

How to order

Reverse Trick-or-Treating kits are $6, plus shipping, for 20 Fair Trade chocolate minis and informational cards, or $45, plus shipping, for 150 chocolates and cards.

Email orders to abifaro@nysut.org by Oct. 16 and type “Reverse TOT” in the subject line. Kits should arrive within 10 business days; supplies are limited.

Let us know!

And remember: If you participate, let us know! Share your photos and videos at #NYSUTFT or at www.facebook.com/NYSUTUnited, the NYSUT United Facebook page.

Download

Click the image to download a sample trick-or-treat sheet (PDF).

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