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|"Fair Food: Field to Table" A FOOD DAY Film Screening & Discussion|
|Date||Sunday October 19|
|Time||4:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
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Mare Island Preserve
1595 Railroad Avenue, Mare Island, Vallejo, 94592
|scain [at] cirsinc.org|
"Fair Food: Field to Table" A FOOD DAY Film Screening & Discussion
" The promise of improved farm labor practices in American agriculture"
With the theme of Food Justice for this year’s FOOD DAY, we will be showing “Fair Food: Field to Table” a multimedia presentation promoting a more socially just food system in the U.S. It was created by us at California Institute for Rural Studies and Rick Nahmias Photography. For years it has been a recommended film for FOOD DAY events!
Through the stories and voices of farmworkers, growers, businesses and fair food advocates, viewers learn about the harsh realities of farmworker conditions and, more importantly, the promise of improved farm labor practices in American agriculture. The growing movement for “fair food” is tapping into rising consumer demand for food produced in accordance with their values.
The presentation consists of three parts:
Part 1: The Farmworkers
Part 2: The Farmers
Part 3: The Advocates
After the screening, we will have a question & answer session with special guests, who all have deep experience in these areas, and will provide expert insight.
The event is free and open to the public – donations gratefully accepted!
"Justice throughout the food chain—from farm workers to child consumers—will be a special focus for the fourth annual Food Day, as will increasing Americans’ access to healthful food. Culminating on October 24, Food Day is an event that organizers hope will inspire many Americans to improve their own diets and work toward solving food-related problems at the local, state, and national level. Started by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and other food leaders in 2011, Food Day quickly grew to 5,000 events from coast to coast last year alone."
Come early or stay late to enjoy the hidden gem of the Bay Area, historic Mare Island. The Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve is on the Southern side of the Island, with sweeping views of the Bay, hiking trails, picnic areas and the oldest Naval Cemetery west of the Mississippi, with graves dating back to the 1860's. We'll be watching the movie in their Visitors Center - formerly a 1934 Ammunitions Bunker! The event is free & open to the public, though donations are gratefully accepted!