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|Anti-oppression Potluck/Film Series: "Flow" hosted by People's Grocery|
|Date||Thursday August 20|
|Time||8:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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|The 55th street garden is located at 1167 55th street, between Marshal and Fremont streets. It's about 1.5 blocks West of San Pablo Avenue. Oakland|
|Address||3236 Market Street, #103 Oakland, CA 94608|
************ POTLUCK! ***********
"An astonishingly wide-ranging film. An informed and heartfelt examination of the tug of war between public health and private interests."
- New York Times
"Lively and engaging...Smartly Done"
- Los Angeles Times
Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.
Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.
Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab, while begging the question "CAN ANYONE REALLY OWN WATER?"
Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround.
ABOUT PEOPLE'S GROCERY...
People's Grocery is a community-based organization in West Oakland that develops creative solutions to the health problems in our community that stem from a lack of access to and knowledge about healthy, fresh foods. Our mission is to build a local food system that improves the health and economy of the West Oakland community.
We want to change the way the food system works. We believe everyone should have access to healthy food, regardless of income. We call this "food justice" - the belief that healthy food is a human right. The food system is failing to provide low-income people with the healthy foods they need to thrive. It is also failing to create good jobs and support local food businesses in urban communities. So People’s Grocery works toward creating a food system that centralize the needs of the urban poor and develop programs and enterprises that produce and distribute fresh foods, provide nutrition education, promote urban agriculture and create local jobs.
People's Grocery has attracted local and national attention in our effort to transform the inner city food environment and address health problems in West Oakland. We pursue unique approaches to community health and food security that contribute new ways of solving our community's needs. Our efforts to build more innovation into our approaches has provided us with first hand knowledge and in-depth understanding of how to provide healthy foods and nutrition education to inner city residents. As the food system continues to decline our belief in new and bold solutions becomes stronger. This is the essence of how People's Grocery lives its mission in the community everyday.