Conscious Eating Film Series Runs in October

Posted By admin on September 17, 2010

Community and Campus Attendance is Welcome at all screenings!

Conscious Eating Video Screening and Discussion Series
hosted by HSU Library in Siemens Hall 128, October13, 20, & 27, 2010

Oct. 13 (W) 3 – 4:30pm NOURISH: FOOD + COMMUNITY Facilitator: Mira Friedman
Nourish vividly illustrates how what we choose to eat – individually and as a society – has an effect around the world, and how making more wholesome choices can improve the health of the environment, our communities and ourselves. With beautiful visuals and inspiring stories, Nourish traces our relationship to food from a global perspective and suggests the steps individuals can take to create a more sustainable food system and live more healthful lives.

*Mira Friedman is a Health Educator at HSU Health Center

Oct. 20 (W) 3pm – 5pm FOOD INC. Facilitator: Prof. Laura Hahn
Food Inc. Lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profits ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. This documentary reveals surprising–and often shocking–truths about what we eat, how it’s produced and who we have become as a nation.

*Prof. Laura Hahn teaches Communication at HSU. Her specialties are Social Advocacy, Gender & Communication.

Oct. 27 (W) 3pm – 5pm GOOD FOOD Facilitator: Prof. Sheila Steinberg
Something remarkable is happening in the fields and orchards of the Pacific Northwest: small family farmers are making a comeback. They’re growing much healthier food, and lots more food per acre, while using less energy and water than factory farms. For decades Northwest agriculture was focused on a few big crops for export. But to respond to climate change and the end of cheap energy, each region needs to produce more of its own food and to grow food more sustainably. GOOD FOOD visits producers, farmers’ markets, distributors, stores, restaurants and public officials who are developing a more sustainable food system for all.
*Prof. Sheila Steinberg teaches Sociology at HSU. Her specialties are Environmental Sociology, Globalization and Community.

This film series is part of HSU/CR Book of the Year which provides a forum to promote literacy and the free exchange of ideas among students, staff and community members. Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet by Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon has been selected for 2010 and it highlights campus and community interest in sustainability and local food production. Come meet the authors on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 3pm in Kate Buchanan Room!

Persons who wish to request disability related accommodations should contact Kumi Watanabe-Schock, HSU Library at (707)826-5656 or e-mail Some accommodations may take up to several weeks to arrange.

About The Author

Mary Kay is the HSU Library Collection Development Librarian and Electronic Resources Coordinator. She has been coordinating the BOY effort at HSU for four years.


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