Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Event: Bay Area Screening of "King Corn"

You're invited to a showing of King Corn and a panel discussion about the state of our nation's farm and food policy and what the future holds, featuring Environmental Working Group's West Coast Vice President, Bill Walker.

What is King Corn?
A feature documentary in which two recent college graduates embark on a mission to see where America's food comes from - by growing it. In the rural town of Greene, Iowa, the two friends plant a single acre of the nation's most powerful crop - corn - and then set out to follow it from a seed to the dinner plate.

Oakland Screening: Tuesday 3/4, 6:30 PM
Oakland Museum of California, James Moore Theatre
1000 Oak at 10th Street. One block from Lake Merritt BART
Free parking in museum garage, entrance on Oak Street

A panel discussion will follow featuring Bill Walker, Vice President of Environmental Working Group and Temra Costa, Director of the Buy Fresh, Buy Local Campaign of Community Alliance with Family Farmers.

San Francisco Screening: Wednesday 3/5, 6:00 PM
San Francisco Main Public Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin Street
Civic Center BART, exit at Grove and Hyde Street

A panel discussion will follow featuring Julie Cummins, Director of Education for The Center For Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture and Blair Randall, Garden Education Program Manager with Garden For the Environment

Presented By: ITVS Community Cinema, KQED Education Network, The Oakland Museum of California, The Oakland Film Office, The San Francisco Public Library, Hands On Bay Area, Access SF and Bay Area Video Coalition.

Co-Sponsors: Environmental Working Group, Food First, Garden For the Environment, Center For Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture, Mo Better Food and Farm Fresh Choice.

For more info, click here.

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