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The Metro NYC Environmental Meetup Message Board › New Meetup: Dinner, Movie and Panel: What's "Organic" About Organic?

New Meetup: Dinner, Movie and Panel: What's "Organic" About Organic? - NYC Premiere Week

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New York, NY
Announcing a new Meetup for The Metro NYC Environmental Meetup!

What: Dinner, Movie and Panel: What's "Organic" About Organic? - NYC Premiere Week

When: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 6:30 PM

HERE, Dorothy B. Williams Theater
145 Avenue of the Americas enter on Dominick Street one block south of Spring)
New York, NY 10012

***You MUST purchase a ticket for this event. To avoid disappointment please purchase tickets in advance as seating is limited. Tickets are $10 and be sure to buy the Wednesday June 23 date. Click here to purchase your ticket***

This is a joint Meetup with the Social Justice Movie and Dinner Meetup

Optional: We will be going to 'Snice­ 150 Sullivan Street between Prince and Houston St to meet, eat and chat before the film at 5:45pm then walk over to the movie. If you want to skip dinner, we will meet at the movie theatre at 6:45pm.

“What’s Organic About Organic?” a documentary film organic food organic agriculture will kick off its national tour with a week-long premiere at HERE’s Dorothy B. Williams Theater in New York City from June 21st to 27th. All that week, there will be different post-screening panel discussions each evening of the premiere to provide local perspective and context for the film’s message.

We will be attending the Wednesday June 23 – 7pm screening Runtime:59 min event ends at 9pm
Post-Screening Panel 8:00pm
Topic: The ability of farmers’ markets to create a direct relationship between people and their food and farmers

Michael Hurwitz, Director, Greenmarket Program, GrowNYC
David Hughes, Operations Manager, Greenmarket Program, GrowNYC
Bob Lewis, NY State Department of Agriculture and Markets
Challey Comer, Farm to Market Manager, Watershed Agricultural Council
Fred Kirschenmann, Board President, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

About the Film:
WHAT’S ORGANIC ABOUT “ORGANIC?” delves into the debates that arise when a grassroots agricultural movement evolves into a booming international market. As the film moves from farm fields to government meetings to industry trade shows, we see the hidden costs of conventional agriculture. We also see how our health, the health of our planet, and the agricultural needs of our society are all intimately connected. The film compels us to look forward, towards a new vision for our culture and encourages us to ask, “How can we eat with an ecological consciousness?”
Click here to View Trailer
Click here for more info about the NYC screenings

(In order of proximity 0-0.5 miles walking from station)
Spring St. C/E trains
Canal St. 1/A trains
Prince R/W trains
Spring St. 6 Train
W. 4th St. Station B/D/F/V Trains

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