Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Free this Saturday: Get Vegucated at Salem Public Library!

Vegucated is an award-winning documentary that follows a bachelor, a single mother, and a college student who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. The film showcases the rapid and at times comedic journey towards creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time.

Saturday, September 8, at 2:30 p.m.
Doors opening at 1:30 p.m. The audience is invited to stay after the film for an open question and answer session.

Salem Public Library’s Loucks Auditorium at 585 Liberty Street SE.

Event is free with seating available on a first-come, first-seated basis.

This event is sponsored by the Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of abused and neglected farm animals, which is located in Scio, Oregon.

A worthy idea: FoodCorps: a Peace Corps for Child Nutrition in America

King Corn (film)King Corn (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Oregon State Bar: Sustainable Futures Section Special Program –
National Leadership Series

FoodCorps – Connecting Children to Real Food

Tuesday, September 4, 2012, noon to 1:15

Curt Ellis, the co-creator of the documentary King Corn and co-founder of FoodCorps, will share his vision for FoodCorps as an antidote to the epidemic of childhood obesity and as an engine for supporting local food producers. A "Peace Corps for school food," FoodCorps is mobilizing a nationwide team of leaders to implement a three-ingredient recipe for kids in limited-resource communities: (1) delivering hands-on nutrition education, (2) building and tending school gardens, and (3) bringing high-quality local food into public school cafeterias.
Curt Ellis, Executive Director of New York and Portland-based FoodCorps, is a leading voice in America's sustainable food movement. Co-creator of the documentaries King Corn, winner of a Peabody Award, and The Greening of Southie, Curt and his longtime collaborator Ian Cheney received a coveted Heinz Award in 2010. At 31, Curt and Ian were the youngest people ever to receive this award.

The son of Stoel Rives lawyer Barnes Ellis, after graduation from Lakeridge High School in 1998, Curt found his passion for food and agriculture at The Mountain School and Yale. Upon graduation from Yale, he moved to Iowa to investigate the role of subsidized commodities in the American obesity epidemic. It was there that King Corn was conceived.

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 4, 2012, noon to 1:15 pm
Location: Standard Insurance Center Auditorium
900 SW Fifth Avenue, lower level, Portland

Cost: No cost for SFS members; $10 for others
RSVP to: maggie.vining@hklaw.com
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