Fighting injustice with coffee, combating cancer with food, part two

by Terry B on May 6, 2009

A Seattle-based coffee company will donate 100% of its May revenue, up to $1 million, to fight slavery, human trafficking and other forms of violent oppression. And the delicious results of Mele Cotte’s Cooking to Combat Cancer III.

Storyville Coffee gives it all away in May to fight slavery

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For many of us, the word slavery conjures up the past, a dark chapter in America’s history. Unfortunately, for millions of people worldwide, it is a harsh daily reality.

“There are more slaves in the world today than at any other time in human history,” says Ryan Gamble, co-president of Storyville Coffee Company. “More than 27 million people are held in slavery, nearly 2 million of them children exploited in the global commercial sex trade each year.”

So this month, the Seattle-based Storyville is giving it all away—100% of its revenue for the entire month—to International Justice Mission, a human rights agency that works around the world to rescue victims of slavery, trafficking and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local governments to ensure victim rescue, to prosecute perpetrators and to strengthen the community and civic factors that promote functioning public justice systems. Their justice professionals work in countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America to secure tangible and sustainable protection of national laws through local court systems.

storyville-coffeeIn addition to donating the month’s revenue, Storyville will also host a tour of musicians performing 20 concerts in people’s homes across the country in cities including Orlando, Austin, San Francisco and Seattle. The goal is the same: Bring together coffee lovers to raise support and awareness for IJM and its global fight against slavery and human trafficking. As Gamble says, “Whatever we can do to fight modern-day slavery, we’ll do it.”

To support Storyville’s noble efforts—and to help yourself to some delicious coffee from Seattle, arguably the caffeine capital of the United States—visit Storyville Coffee’s website.

Cooking to Combat Cancer III, the round-up

cooking-to-combat-cancer3A couple of weeks ago, I posted a Tomato Spinach Mushroom Pizza filled with cancer-fighting ingredients, as my entry in Mele Cotte’s third annual round-up of recipes to combat cancer. Well, the results are in. Chris received a total of 34 delicious recipes from all over the world! And the recipes ran the gamut, from soups and salads to stuffed mushrooms, black bean burgers, bundt breads and even cupcakes.

So check out these great recipes and more, at the Cooking to Combat Cancer III round-up. And thanks to Chris for hosting this wonderful event!

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Chris May 11, 2009 at 2:25 am

Thank you for mentioning the event/round up again, Terry! And, thanks for your delicious contribution. Have a great week!

Terry B May 11, 2009 at 4:10 am

Happy to do it, Chris!

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