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Local fair trade group opens photo exhibit

5. December 2004 • Matt Hollerbach
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Brewing Hope

(courtesy Yochi Zakai)

The Brewing Hope Photo Exhibit will open this Friday at Amer’s on State Street. The photo exhibit will intimately portray the farmers and communities of the Yachil Coffee Cooperative in Chiapas, Mexico where Brewing Hope coffee comes from. The pictures illustrate the cooperative’s roots in the indigenous rights movement and current organic shade-farming practices. The reception at 6:00 PM will include food, coffee and a presentation of photos from August 2004 delegation members.

Brewing Hope’s fair trade coffee is served at Amer’s. To order coffee by the pound, please visit our website at www.javaforjustice.com/brewinghope.asp or The Ecumenical Center and International Residence 921 Church Street. [Map]

Mural in Chiapas

The Higher Grounds Trading Company and Brewing Hope periodically sponsor delegations to Chiapas, Mexico. The next Higher Grounds delegation will be on January 30th – February 5th 2005. For more information on the delegation, visit www.javaforjustice.com/coop_ecoadventure.asp. If you’re interested but can’t make this trip, e-mail chiapas@umich.edu to be notified of summer (and other future) delegations.

Reception this Friday at Amer’s
312 N State Street
6:00 – 9:00 PM

The exhibit will remain on display until January 2005.



  1. where are they?? I went in and didn’t see any photos.
       —Just a Voice    Dec. 7 '04 - 01:37PM    #
  2. the exhibit opens friday night.
       —sam    Dec. 8 '04 - 01:48AM    #