FILM.ART.VOICES. Food Justice in Focus
FOOD CHAIN$ and Community Discussion
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 6pm
Our national and global food system frequently relies on the toil of underpaid workers, the exploitation of natural resources, and the subjugation of the environment through pesticide use and other destructive farming practices. Despite the heavy cost, many people still struggle to access adequate, healthy food.
Join us for a community discussion and screening of FOOD CHAIN$, a documentary about the human costs of our food supply. Immediately following the screening will be an engaging panel discussion led by FOOD CHAIN$ director Sanjay Rawal, featuring local advocates and community organizers tackling pressing issues related to fair production and access to healthy food for all:
- DJ Cavem – Gang member turned organic gardener, DJ Cavem is the nationally known Founder of Eco HipHop, an organization dedicated to educating inner-city youth on the principals of plant based nutrition, sustainability, organic gardening and environmental awareness.
- Emma Zavala-Suarez – Proud Mexican immigrant, former farmworker, attorney and medical student at the University of Washington, Emma is a dedicated advocate who fights for justice related to public health and rights for farmworkers in Washington State.
- Andrea Schmitt – Columbia Legal Services staff attorney featured in film “Fruits of Justice,” Andrea was part of the litigation team that won four injunctions under Washington State labor and discrimination laws on behalf of the farm worker union, Familias Unidas por la Justicia, against Sakuma Brothers Farms.
Saturday, October 17th ($5 additional donation suggested) brings more fresh voices on food. Browse food justice exhibits and watch more contemporary films that bring these issues to life:
- Waste in our food system
- Animal poaching in the Puget Sound and Africa
- International aid: Does it help?
- Living wages for food workers
- Farmworkers resistance in Honduras
- Fair-trade cocoa farming