What: Food Justice Mini Film Festival
When: Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 pm
Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716
In the United States, over 400,000 minors from Michigan to Texas leave their childhood behind to help harvest the fruits and vegetables we eat every day. The film The Harvest (La Cosecha) follows three young migrant farm workers as they struggle to dream beyond 12-14 hour days working to fill America’s stomach.
This event will feature 3 short films (Forked, Food Ministries in Tucson, Man in the Maze) followed by The Harvest (La Cosecha). Be sure to stick around for a post-film discussion with Gary Paul Nabhan (Director, Southwest Center), Jose Oliva (Food Chain Workers Alliance), Don Bustos (New Mexico Organic Farmer of the Year) and Teresa Mares (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Vermont).
What: Food Justice, Faith & Climate Justice Forum
When: Thursday, February 11 (9:00 am to 4:15 pm) and Friday, February 12 (8:45 am to 4:30 pm)
Where: University of Arizona, ENR2 Building, Haury Lecture Hall, 1064 E Lowell St, Tucson, AZ
This forum launching Tucson as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy offers a unique opportunity to begin a conversation between various faith communities, the City of Tucson, community organizations and individuals regarding food justice. A number of faith-based and non-faith-based speakers will be given a chance to bring light to subjects from seed libraries to tribal responses to climate change. Each day will spotlight a number of speakers followed by plenary “listening” sessions.
Speakers will include Jose Oliva (Food Chain Workers Alliance), Nikki Cooley (Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)), Rhett Engelking (OFS, Franciscan Action Network), and Patti Sills-Trausch (Faith in Action Ministry), among others. For more information on featured speakers, visit the UA Center for Regional Food Studies site. Community leaders, activists, educators and students from all walks of life are welcome to attend.
Space is limited for plenary sessions, so those wishing to attend should register here. Free tickets to the film festival will be reserved for those who register before February 8th.