Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Place at the Table on Campus

The community organization Project Feed the Hood, which is associated with the Southwest Organizing Project, is planning two campus screenings of the documentary A Place at the Table.  The movie is an anchor for Bread for the World's 2013 Offering of Letters.

On Wednesday, October 2, the movie will be shown at Garcia Honda Auditorium (George Pearl Hall) at the University of New Mexico School of Architecture. George Pearl Hall is located on Central Ave. next to the UNM bookstore. The proposed agenda is for the event to begin with a panel discussion at 4:00 or 5:00 p.m., followed by the screening of the film and a question-and-answer session.  " We are excited to bring you several community professionals to talk about food and how it affects our daily lives," said the event organizers.

Incidentally, Travis McKenzie, garden coordinator at Project Feed the Hood, was one of the members of a panel of community experts who spoke after the showing of A Place at the Table at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in July. That screening was organized by Partnership for Community Action, with financial assistance from Presbyterian Hospital and Our Lady in the Valley Episcopal Church. 

Second Screening at CNM
The date and details of the second screening have not been determined, but the location is known.  The event will take place sometime in October or early November in the Smith Brasher Hall auditorium on the campus of Central New Mexico Community College.  Smith Brasher Hall is located on University Blvd. and Coal Ave.  Stay tuned for more details.

If you are on Facebook, you can receive regular updates on the two screenings via this event site.  All you have to do is indicate that you are attending or click on maybe, and the updates will appear automatically on your news feed.

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