The Dark Side of Chocolate video

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and Americans eat more than 50 million pounds of chocolate to celebrate. But chocolate hides a dark secret that you may not know about: more than 100,000 children are enslaved working in the cocoa industry.

The College of Law will present “The Dark Side of Chocolate,” about child labor in the international cocoa industry, on Feb. 8 at noon in the Great Hall at Stetson College of Law, 1401 61st. S. in Gulfport. A weblink to the video recording of the presentation will be made available to the Stetson community following the event. (Another announcement will be posted once it’s available.)

Stetson human-trafficking expert and Law Professor Luz Nagle and students have organized a screening of the documentary film by U. Roberto “Robin” Romano that investigates children working under slave conditions to help produce chocolate. Nagle, appointed to the Florida Statewide Task Force on Human Trafficking, will moderate a panel on the importance of consumer awareness about child slavery after the film.

The panel includes Stetson business ethics expert and law professor Clark Furlow, corporate law expert and Distinguished Professorial Lecturer Justice Andrew G.T. Moore II, Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking representative Giselle Rodriguez, and nationally renowned labor lawyer Peter Robb. Award-winning filmmaker and human rights educator Robin Romano plans to join the panel via Skype.