Multinational companies have made coffee the second most traded commodity in the world. But as westerners revel in designer lattes, impoverished Ethiopian coffee growers suffer the bitter taste of injustice. Tracing one man`s fight for a fair price, Black Gold is an eye-opening expose of the eighty-billion-dollar coffee industry. Lois Henrick from Chicago Fair Trade will lead a discussion immediately following the film. In the K/Now is a series of dynamic discussions about events and issues that headline local news and conversations around town. Through In the K/Now, the Chicago History Museum will be responsive to the events and issues that headline local papers and news, those discussed at bus stops, community centers, neighborhood parks, corner bars, grocery stores, and coffee shops. The In the K/Now series is presented in partnership with The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council and the Chicago History Museum. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Illinois Humanities Council, and the Illinois General Assembly.
Reservations are required and can be made online http://www.chicagohs.org/planavisit/upcomingevents/special-events or by calling the Chicago History Museum at 312.642.4600. For more information| please contact Lynn McRainey at 312-799-2150.