The Garden – Movie Screening and Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Doors open at 6:30.
Film starts at 7 pm
Panel speakers to follow at about 8:20 pm

Rio Theater, 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 [Web] [Map]

Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door

The Garden documents the rise of a lush 14-acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles from the ashes of the 1992 riots. It grew to become the largest of its kind in the United States, only to be threatened with destruction when the property was sold under questionable circumstances.

A panel discussion will follow the movie featuring:

  • Rufina Juarez of the South Central Farmers, talking about the personal experience of the eviction of the South Central Farmers and what they are doing now
  • Shereen D’Souza of the California Food & Justice Coalition, talking about model policies and actions that communities are taking to protect land for food production
  • Terry Corwin, Executive Director of the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, talking about what is happening in Santa Cruz County to protect farm and garden space as well as natural habitat

Proceeds from the event benefit the work of the California Food and Justice Coalition, which promotes the basic human right to healthy food while advancing social, agricultural, environmental and economic justice.

Organized by the UCSC Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, and the California Food and Justice Coalition .

Cosponsors: Transition Santa Cruz, Slow Food Santa Cruz
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We hope to see you there!

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