Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute Central District
Thu., Dec. 7, 5-8:30 p.m. 2017
Recommended by Charles Mudede
Food justice is for real. It involves a community mastering and localizing food production. The veggies and fruits and eggs from urban farms are healthier because they are fresh and do not contain the high levels of class struggle and stress found in mass-produced foods in supermarkets. Also, locally grown food requires much less energy to transport, and it changes a community’s relationship with what they eat. Meaning, things like leafy vegetables, tomatoes, and carrots are no longer alienated but an active part of your city. Lastly, urban gardens look cool. Solid Ground, a local social-service agency dedicated to ending urban poverty, is presenting a film festival at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute devoted to food justice. There will be short films about sustainable food and farming gathered and curated by the Chicago-based Real Food Films. This event will be good food for your soul.