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Sustainability Film + Discussion Series: “Growing Cities”

Posted on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 by CommunityEngagement. Tags: , ,
Thursday, March 19th, 2015, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, the Weatherspoon Art Museum will host a screening of "Growing Cities." Post-screening discussion led by Marianne LeGreco, UNCG Assistant Professor Communication Studies

Growing Cities is a documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. In their search for answers, filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette take a road trip and meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time. Join them as they discover that good food isn’t the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting. They’re producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too. Directed by Dan Susman, 2013. 97 minutes.

Details:
When: Thursday, March 19th, 2015, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Weatherspoon Art Museum

Post-screening discussion led by Marianne LeGreco, Assistant Professor Communication Studies and co-organizer of the Local FoodStorm event on March 27th.

What began with a single screening of the 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth,” has grown into an annual series featuring some of the most current documentaries about global climate change, sustainability, and environmental education. Over 4600 students, faculty, and community members have attended screenings and participated in discussions at WAM over the last eight seasons.

The Weatherspoon, along with the UNCG Office of Sustainability and the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program, is proud to support this year’s films in conjunction with the Warren Ashby Dialogue series, a year-long interdisciplinary conversation on the philosophy of localization as a response to global social and environmental change.

Panel discussions with local experts will give participants a chance to ask questions and learn more about sustainability issues relevant to North Carolina. Films begin at 6:30 pm and are free and open to the public.

Reposted from the Weatherspoon Art Museum