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A Place at the Table

Monday, September 23, 2013
5:30 p.m.  >  Refreshments
6:30 p.m.  >  Film Screening
8 p.m.  >  Post-screening discussion + dessert

Woodland Theater of Davies Center

Fifty million people in the United States — one in four children — don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. A Place at the Table examines this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford. Their stories are interwoven with insights from experts including sociologist Janet Poppendieck, author Raj Patel and nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle; ordinary citizens like Pastor Bob Wilson and teachers Leslie Nichols and Odessa Cherry; and activists such as Witness to Hunger's Mariana Chilton, Top Chef's Tom Colicchio and Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges. Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.

SPONSORS

College of Nursing  ·  Women’s Studies  ·  Geography and Anthropology Department
UW Extension  ·  Affirmation Action  ·  Honors Program  ·  Sociology Department
Economics Department  ·  Social Work Department  ·  Watershed Institute
Communication and Journalism Department  ·  Feed My People Food Bank
The Hunger Prevention Coation of Eau Claire County  ·  Blugold Dining

University Activities Commission of the Student Senate

TICKETS

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FILM INFORMATION

United States 2012
91 minutes
Color
Rated PG for thematic elements and brief mild language
Directed by Kristi Jacobson + Lori Silverbush

MORE INFORMATION

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