Every Sunday Occupy Venice’s People’ Potluck provides a home cooked dinner to the homeless people in Venice. We are super grateful to everyone who has donated to help us out this far.
This event is a movie screening, potluck and fundraiser to help us continue to help others. Please bring friends, food to share, and whatever donation you can afford.
This month we give to you Food Chain$
There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it.
Farmworkers, the foundation of our fresh food industry, are routinely abused and robbed of wages. In extreme cases they can be beaten, sexually harassed or even enslaved – all within the borders of the United States.
Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Fast food is big, but supermarkets are bigger – earning $4 trillion globally. They have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. Yet many take no responsibility for this.
The narrative of the film focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain.
Admission is free, but we ask for a donation to help us support our FEED THE PEOPLE cooking sessions.
Learn more about it here:
Please come early and reserve your seat, this movie is being screened indoors in our classroom which accommodates ONLY 50 People.
Potluck from from 3:30-5pm
Movie Screening 5-7pm
Our last film was so popular we had to turn people away for lack of seating.
Thank You and Hope to see you there