Food Chains, Film & Discussion

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When:
March 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2017-03-22T18:30:00-04:00
2017-03-22T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
First Congregational Church
43 Silver St
Greenfield, MA 01301
USA
Cost:
Free

Please park behind the church and come in the back door

FREE, donations requested, Refreshments served

MEET intrepid farm workers in Florida

Hear their story of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed –

to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain.

“No documentary on the modern food system does a better job of putting farm workers’ struggles for social justice into the broad context of 21st century capitalism.”

Supermarkets earn $4 trillion globally. They have tremendous power over the agricultural system but little regard, as a whole, for the men and women who provide them with the foods that they sell.

 

Discussion leader: Susan Perez, member of a farm worker family 

She will speak from her own unique perspective about this ongoing problem in America

Snow date: March 29. Call 773-65165 for confirmation.

 

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Food Chains is the second of three films around the theme of Food, the universal source of life and pleasure.  All over the world, people are suffering from great hunger and malnutrition. It is the Committee’s hope that exploring the issues of food access, food production and the relationship of communities to food might inspire people to re-examine their relationship to food and each other.

The last film in the series will be the Starfish Throwers – Tues, May 2 (note new date!)

“The Starfish Throwers”  Worlds apart, a five-star chef, a twelve-year old girl and a retired schoolteacher discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger. Discussion will be led by the incomparable Deb Habib from Seeds of Solidarity, an organization based in Orange, MA created to help communities grow food for health and resilience.

Questions? Want to make a film recommendation call 773-5165

Greening Greenfield is a group of concerned citizens working with residents, businesses and town government to make Greenfield a more sustainable and vibrant place to live. www.GreeningGreenfield.org

The Traprock Center for Peace and Justice works in community to end violence against Earth, her people, and all living things and to support all endeavors to bring about a just world. http://traprock.org/