Educational Protest: Ben & Jerry’s

Sunday, June 22nd from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. @ The House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 797 Summit Avenue, St. Paul 
Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, will be speaking in the sanctuary of House of Hope at 2:00 p.m.about green business, business ethics and corporate responsibility. Yet its franchise in Israel is selling ice cream in Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The settlements are illegal under international law. Ben & Jerry’s can help end the occupation, now in its 47th year, by refusing to do business with these settlements. Our purpose is to educate those attending the event about the fact that selling ice cream in the illegal settlements contradicts Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission which “seeks to meet human needs and eliminate injustices in our local, national and international communities.” In addition to our presence outside, some members will attend their talk and ask questions of Ben & Jerry themselves. Posters and flyers will be provided. Sponsored by: Middle East Peace Now (MEPN). FFI: Visit MEPN.org 
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