Join Project Feed the Hood and our community partners for a panel discussion and film screening of “A Place at the Table”, from the producers of “Food Inc.”, in George Pearl Hall/Garcia Honda Auditorium at UNM on Wednesday, October 2nd from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Click to RSVP on facebook.
Project Feed the Hood will facilitate a discussion about how food insecurity affects our communities and ways we can work together to build a better food system for all New Mexicans! Please join us!
Panelists will include:
- Elizabeth Yakes, University of New Mexico – Nutrition and Dietetics
- Rodrigo Rodriguez, Project Feed the Hood
- Crimilda Colunga, Madres Naturalezas
- Joe Garcia, La Plazita Institute
- Amanda Gallegos, SouthWest Organizing Project
Movie Website: http://www.magpictures.com/
Project Feed the Hood and SouthWest Organizing Project are taking part in a national study, conducted by Active Voice, to better understand what it takes to address hunger, obesity and food insecurity, and we’d like your help to get a better picture of what people know about these issues in our community. We hope that you will participate by completing this short questionnaire:
The questionnaire will take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and your responses are confidential. Community Study participants who complete the questionnaires will have the opportunity to win a Gift Card to Target.
About Project Feed the Hood
Project Feed the Hood has grown tremendously since its inception 4 years ago; our priority has always been to raise awareness, educate, and organize with communities to address food insecurity and structural inequalities in our food system.
Hunger and food insecurity vastly affect the daily lives of thousands of New Mexicans, with children being the highest at risk. Inequalities in the food system have left many in New Mexico hungry, yet overweight and unhealthy at the same time. New Mexico not only has some of the largest food deserts in the country, but some of the starkest dietary disease statistics (childhood obesity, diabetes, heart disease, etc).
There are many ways to advocate for equality in the food system, and there are a lot of great groups in New Mexico working on a wide variety of food justice issues in their communities. “A Place at the Table” is an excellent vehicle to share ideas about food insecurity in our communities, and we hope you will join us for this film screening.
Please forward this to your contacts and listservs. Instructors, please offer students extra credit to attend the panel, film screening, or both! Feel free to give out this email for information.
We look forward to seeing you at the “A Place at the Table” screening on October 2nd!