Civic Cinema: The True Cost, UIC Latino Cultural Center, Chicago


University of Illinois at Chicago Latino Cultural Center presents The True Cost

Thursday, March 10, 2016, 3 pm
Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago
FREE and open to the public
Facilitated discussion by Stephanie Ochoa of Chicago Fair Trade

This film pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider; how does fashion impact the people who make it and the world we live in? This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically.

Facilitated discussion by Stephanie Ochoa of Chicago Fair Trade, the largest fair trade coalition in the USA, comprised of a dedicated base of member businesses, educational institutions, congregations, non-profit organizations, and individual activists.

Mata Traders will be joining us, support local-fair trade businesses! #whomadetheirclothes

Poster: The True Cost [PDF]

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request.

This program is co-sponsored by the student organization Health Oriented Latino Association (HOLA), Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), and Peer Health Exchange (PHE).

Civic Cinema shows documentary films to engage different voices on campus and neighboring communities in dialogue about pressing social issues. Documentaries are identified to link to academic research on campus and community concerns and leaders that are addressing these issues. A dialogue facilitated by these scholars and community experts follows each documentary film.

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March 10, 2016 at 3pm
UIC Latino Cultural Center
Lecture Center B2
803 S Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60607
United States
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"Truly eye-opening."
Julie Kosin, Harpers Bazaar