“Food as a Revolutionary Act of Food Sovereignty”- Virtual Film and Discussion

On Monday, February 21st at 6pm (Central), the Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network is hosting a virtual film screening and discussion as part of the month-long 2022 Civil Rights Conference theme,“Suppression of the Soul: Examining Restrictions of Freedom” sponsored by The University of Tennessee at Martin. 

The virtual event will focus on food sovereignty, the right of all people to have healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through sustainable methods. 

Following the 20 minute documentary, “Farming as a Revolutionary Act of Food Sovereignty”  will be a panel discussion with Somlynn Rorie, the creator and Executive Producer of the film series, and Josh Acre, president and CEO of Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA).  The panelists will discuss the factors and barriers of food sovereignty in their communities and solutions through farming, education, and community conversation. The film screening is hosted by the Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network, a local nonprofit which serves as a catalyst for a thriving and equitable local food system that is accessible to ALL in Northwest Tennessee. Register online at: https://www.utm.edu/departments/civilrights/

Screening Details: 

Date: Monday, February 21st at 6:00pm CST 

Zoom Registration: https://tennessee.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bAjc-qGDSBazKIYETRvkUg 

Sponsored by UTM Civil Rights Conference: “Suppression of the Soul: Examining Restrictions of Freedom” 

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