Food Chains: The Revolution in America’s Fields
March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The final film of From Deserts to Desserts is Food Chains: The Revolution in America’s Fields. Produced by actress and activist Eva Longoria and Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser, the film aims to show the current abuses of farm workers, and focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain.
Share the Earth, UWM Restaurant Operations and the UWM Office of Sustainability are pleased to partner for the first time on a mini series with the host of the Emmy award-winning show Wisconsin Foodie, Kyle Cherek. From Deserts to Desserts present five films focused on food and the environment. Each monthly film from November through March will start at 6PM and will be followed by a discussion moderated by Kyle Cherek. Kyle will bring one or two guests to each post-film discussion to engage in a lively and informative conversation about the topics of the films, from food waste, to the impact of fair trade on food labor, to growing and producing food as climate changes, to genetically-modified crops, to the need to revolutionize farm labor. We hope you’ll join us for these fascinating films and conversations that will leave you with much food for thought.
- March 13
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- Arts and Culture, Earth Week and Environmental Programs, Free, Free Event, Free For Everyone, free screening, Share the Earth Environmental Film Series, Union Cinema, UWM Campus Events
- Linda Corbin-Pardee