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“Land & Freedom” — Talking food systems

iwjc film

Friday October 17
7:00 pm film
7:45 pm discussion with filmmaker

Indianapolis Worker Justice Center
1734 W Washington St,
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222

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Join the Indy Food Council at the Indianapolis Worker Justice Center for a presentation of the multimedia documentary project, “Land & Freedom: Talking Food Systems.” There will be followup discussion with the filmmaker, Brian Myers, after the screening.


Visiting local gardens, farmers markets, and other fresh produce projects in San Diego’s diverse urban neighborhoods, Land & Freedom speaks with folks that are taking advantage of the city’s reformed urban agriculture ordinances. Residents are finding alternatives to a food system that has historically distressed low ­income communities, eating healthier with produce they’ve grown themselves, using community gardens like they would use parks, and displaying respect for the neighborhoods they live in. Still, many people continue to struggle with the lack of affordable fresh produce readily available within neighborhoods and other resources to improve their lives.

Brian Myers, a video producer with the Media Arts Center San Diego, works with underserved communities to document the voice of local community members for the Speak City Heights multimedia collaborative. As a media justice activist he works on a variety of independent media projects for community groups, such as May Day Workers Film Festival, and other organizations focused on social justice.

The purpose of a food council is to reach across professions, sectors, and silos in order to connect, share ideas, and build a healthier food system by building stronger networks among stakeholders. Food councils also catalyze projects and advance initiatives that would not be possible without the collaboration and community that a council provides. Finally, food councils also formulate, education, and raise awareness about policies that will create a food system that works better for everyone.

The Indianapolis Worker Justice Center supports low-wage workers in their pursuit for better wages, benefits and workplace dignity.



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