Tim Newman, Campaigns Assistant, International Labor Rights Forum
This Halloween, kids will be giving treats to adults in a national campaign called Reverse Trick-or-Treating.
The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) is joining a number of our allies in supporting this fun action which is now in its second year. This Halloween, hundreds of groups of Trick-or-Treaters in the U.S. and Canada will reverse the Halloween tradition and hand out samples of Fair Trade chocolate and information about child labor and poverty in the cocoa industry to the houses they visit.
The deadlines to register are approaching quickly, so click here to get more information and to register and keep reading, too.
This Halloween action will bring together schools, faith congregations, youth groups, social justice organizations, fair trade towns and coalitions and many more concerned trick-or-treaters to call for an end to abusive child labor in the cocoa industry, an end to poverty among cocoa farmers and to protect the environment and promote fair trade.
Reverse Trick-or-Treating is a fun and educational way to spread the word about labor right abuses in the chocolate industry and to promote positive alternatives. It is also a great way to engage young people in meaningful action for labor rights.
The deadline to participate is coming very soon! To register as a group, the deadline is October 1st and to register as an individual, the deadline is October 13th. Click here to go to www.ReverseTrickOrTreating.org to register.
If you found out about this great action from this blog and you sign up to participate, please note on your registration form that you were referred by the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF).