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DATE CHANGE: Growing Change Screening and Q&A at Jimmy’s 43 Thursday 5/10

April 19, 2012

THURSDAY, MAY 10 | 6PM-8PM (Screening to start at 6:30, discussion following with two of the film’s contributors)
Jimmy’s No. 43 | 43 East 7th Street, NYC (map)

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We’re continuing our series of monthly gatherings to pull all our friends and allies in the same room (and enjoy $1 off all American drafts!).

Awarded the Slow Food NYC “Snail of Approval” – Jimmy’s No. 43 boasts serious. quality. food. Known for sustainability, Jimmy’s is part of the community and fights the good fight for real food and food movement advocates. They’re excited to host us and we’re thrilled to be there!

Hope to see some of you out today at Jimmy’s to connect with food allies and activists from around the city including Columbia SIPA, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, The New School, CUNY Grad Center, Baruch College, and Rutgers.  The Food EDU student collaborative encourages connections and idea-building between students, educators, advocates and those interested in everything food!

This month we’re screening the documentary Growing Change, by filmmaker Simon Cunich — a powerful story of building just and sustainable system from the ground up.  Food sovereignty in action!

Growing Change follows the filmmaker’s journey to understand why current food systems leave hundreds of millions of people in hunger.  It’s a journey to understand how the world will feed itself in the future in the face of major environmental challenges.

The documentary begins with an investigation of the 2008 global food crisis, looking at the long-term underlying causes. Will expanding large-scale, energy-intensive agriculture, be the solution or embed problems? If we already produce enough food to feed the world why do so many people go hungry?

After hearing about efforts in Venezuela to develop a more equitable and sustainable food and agriculture system, the filmmaker heads there to see if it’s working and find out what we might be able to learn from this giant experiment.

Check out the trailer and more resources here:

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