Friday, October 11, 2013

A Place at the Table in Silver City

This past April, I posted a piece drawing comparisons between Mesa County Colorado, (which is one of the locations where the documentary A Place at the Table is set), and Grant County in New Mexico. While there are many differences, both are western rural settings with a high rate of food insecurity.  

A Place at the Table has shown at many venues in New Mexico, mostly in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and the documentary will now be screened in Grant County. On Thursday, October 24, the Global Resource Center at Western New Mexico University in Silver City will show the movie as part of the statewide commemorations of Food Day

But before the lights are turned out and the projector is turned on, there will be a panel discussion, including:
The panelists will discuss food insecurity, nutrition and other topics presented by the documentary.  Ms. Goodman will also talk about what impact a reduction in funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will have on southwestern New Mexico (and probably the state as a whole).

Showing at Central New Mexico Community College
A Place at the Table will be screening one more time in Albuquerque, after showing at the Hispanic Cultural Center and the University of New Mexico.  This time the movie will be presented at Central New Mexico Community College, Smith Brasher Hall, on Wednesday, October 23, 4:00-7:00 p.m.  Click here to join Facebook event.  This screening and the recent showing at the University of New Mexico are sponsored by Project Feed the Hood.

Also, the movie was presented last night (October 10) at St. Bede's Episcopal Church in Santa Fe, thanks to the efforts of Lydia Pendley, an advocate for RESULTS and Bread for the World. The documentary has shown a couple of other times in Santa Fe, at the Cinemathique Theater in March, and at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in August.

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