Food Justice Film Series: The Future of Food
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Bridge Art Space, 23 Maine Ave, Richmond, CA
This month, the Richmond Food Policy Council
's monthly Food Justice Film Series
presents The Future of Food
. This timely documentary distills the complex technology and consumer issues surrounding major changes in the food system today -- genetically engineered foods, patenting, and the corporatization of food -- into terms every person can understand. It empowers consumers to realize the consequences of their food choices on our future.
The film will be accompanied by Eric Eberman, child labor activist and co-organizer of MAM (March Against Monsanto), and food by local co-op Liberty Ship Cafe
Click the picture to view the trailer:
The Food Justice Film Series brings the Richmond community films covering a wide range of topics in food justice from water to soil, obesity, urban agriculture and community gardening to food ways.
Come out enjoy a garden fresh meal and great conversation in Richmond, every 1st Thursday of the month
Please check back as the Richmond Food Policy Council announces its next monthly installment.
Major Taylor Bike Fiesta
Hundreds of community members came out to Lincoln Elementary for the third annual Major Taylor Bike Fiesta! The Bike Fiesta featured free food, bike repairs and tune ups, bike raffles, helmets, bike rodeos, a health sanctuary and plenty of interactive family activities. The Bike Fiesta is a free event held every year to promote bike safety and accessibility for all Richmond children and community members. The Major Taylor Bike Fiesta is named in honor of Major Taylor, the first African-American to become a world champion - a feat he would go on to accomplish six more times in the cycling world.
Click the photos below to check out more!
Drinking Water Week
The City’s Be Smarter, Drink Water Campaign
collaborated with the project’s two pilot schools, Peres and Chavez Elementary Schools, to promote and educate kids on tap water’s safety and health benefits during national Drinking Water Week. A highlight of the program was working with young people, led by an EBMUD water quality manager, to build their own water filtration systems and learn hands on how our high quality water is transported and cleaned. The Be Smarter, Drink Water Initiative will include installation of “hydration stations” to fill reusable water bottles at schools and other community sites among other activities to increase knowledge and accessibility to clean, healthy tap water.
Drinking Water Week is being promoted through the Be Smarter, Drink Water Campaign, a collaborative initiative between the City of Richmond, Contra Costa Health Services and Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative.
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