2.5.12

Today, May 2 Free Screening of The Apple Pushers


Millions of Americans can't get fresh fruits and vegetables...what if they could? 

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 
6:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
Harris Hall Room 107 
1881 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL

The Apple Pushers follows the inspiring stories of five immigrant pushcart vendors who have joined a unique urban initiative to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables to New York City's food deserts-neighborhoods where finding a ripe, red apple is a serious challenge and where obesity and diabetes rates are skyrocketing. The film not only addresses the issue of food deserts where low-income residents have little access to fresh fruits and vegetables, but also the issue of immigrants and what they do for our country.


There will be a panel discussion after the film. 
Alice Weinreb (Northwestern University Department of History) Moderator
Jim Bloyd (Cook County Department of Public Health)
Katie Darin (Campus Kitchens at Northwestern University)
Pamela Hung (NU Senior in MMSS, Coordinator of NCDC Food Day 2011)

Sponsored by the Center for Civic EngagementNU Summer Session and 
The Campus Kitchen at Northwestern University
Co-Sponsored by the Global Engagement Summit, Nortwestern Community Development Corps, Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights and Sustainable Food Talks 

For more information, contact the Center for Civic Engagement
at 847-467-3047 or engage@northwestern.edu.

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