Join movie screening on food justice at West Side farm

In “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” film director Shirah Dedman explores the Black food justice movement in a 60-minute documentary. On July 19, a collaborative group of community-based partners and organizations under the flag of Austin Eats brings a free screening of the film to the Austin neighborhood.  

The film connects the legacy of slavery, capitalism and climate change to our fight for food security, a quest familiar to Austin Eats as it works to transform Austin’s food ecosystem. This free event invites “those who live, work, play, or worship in Austin” to join a lively discussion about local food access. After the film, attendees will be able to learn from a panel of West Side gardeners who will share their love of gardening and answer questions on how to create and keep a garden.  

The screening will be hosted at BUILD Chicago’s urban farm, 5100 W. Harrison St., in a family-friendly and fun environment featuring food, music and activities for all ages. 

Learn more about the event and read the full article from Austin Weekly News here.

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