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Soil, Struggle and Justice

brazil landless movement

CUSLAR, Latin-American Studies Program and Latino Studies Program Present the Film:

Soil, Struggle and Justice:
Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless Movement

With filmmaker Andreas Hernandez

7pm, Tuesday February 25th
History of Art Gallery, Goldwin Smith Hall Basement level,
Cornell University

This documentary is the story of a cooperative of the Brazilian Landless Movement (MST) in the South of Brazil, which struggled for access to land and then transitioned to ecological agriculture, or agroecology. This MST cooperative is demonstrating the possibility of an alternative model of flourishing rural life, which provides thriving livelihoods for farmers, produces high quality and low cost food for the region, and rehabilitates the earth.

Andreas Hernandez is Chair of the Department of International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.


See Speciesism: The Movie on Thursday in Ithaca

speciesism the movie

Speciesism: The Movie takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure across the country, to expose the biggest secrets about modern factory farms, and to ask the biggest questions about the belief that our species is more important than the rest. You’ll never look at animals the same way again. Especially humans.

See it at 7pm on Thursday in Ithaca!

See Forks Over Knives at Cornell, with Dr T. Colin Campbell

From my friends at Independent Science News:

Upcoming Film Event, this Thursday:

Forks Over Knives Screening at Kaufmann Auditorium (G64 Goldwin-Smith Hall) Cornell University

In the presence of Dr. T. Colin Campbell (Jacob Gould Schurman Prof. Emeritus, Cornell)
Time: Thursday 6th February 7pm

Dr. Campbell is the author of two New York Times Bestselling books: The China Study (2005) and Whole (2013).

Forks over Knives follows the stories of Campbell’s research and Esselstyn’s patients who were diagnosed with a wide range of ailments including cancer, diabetes and heart disease who miraculously recovered simply by switching to a plant-based, whole food diet. “A film that can save your life” – Roger Ebert

This event is organised by the students of Cornell’s Food and Agriculture Critical Thinking (FACT) club and Independent Science News.

Please share this information. The movie is free and open to the public.

If you’re not vegan yet, I bet this movie will convince you

Or maybe not, who knows! But this movie does seem to be very convincing to a lot of people. See if it works for you, maybe!

Community screening SATURDAY in Ithaca:

DOVE (Demonstrating Our Values Through Eating) & Club Veg Film Series
FORKS OVER KNIVES: Join the Conversation That’s Changing the Way America Eats

Saturday, April 13th, 7 – 9 PM

At the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca ANNEX Building, 208 East Buffalo Street, 2nd floor, Ithaca

FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

“A film that can save your life” ~ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“I Loved it and I need all of you to see it” ~ Dr. Oz, The Dr. Oz Show

“Great movie” ~ Mark Bittman, New York Times columnist

“Convincing, radical, and politically volatile” ~ John Anderson, Variety

Who: Open to the public, childcare available
Cost: FREE (optional desserts and popcorn available for sale)
Reservations: Reservations for childcare REQUIRED by Wednesday April 10th.
Reservations for attending helpful for setup purposes. Reserve by emailing clubveg@gmail.com. For more information call 272-1126 before 10 PM
Make sure to include your name, number in your party, if you want to reserve childcare (and how many children and what ages).

DOVE & Club Veg planning meeting precedes the movie starting at 5:30. If you would like to get involved with DOVE (Demonstrating Our Values through Eating) an Action Team of the Unitarian Social Justice Council OR Club Veg as a volunteer, come to a meeting for volunteers. Delicious vegan dinner available for $10/each. Reservations required if you would like to order a dinner. See reservation information above.

Please stop buying plastic

The plastic bits and pieces we throw away or that escape from our recycling bins are destroying others’ lives. Let’s take responsibility for that. Let’s stop buying plastic. I am totally serious. Get used kid’s toys. Carry reusable shopping bags. Buy food in bulk and reuse containers. Don’t buy cheap souvenirs you don’t need. Sure, you might need the occasional bike helmet or toothbrush, or maybe you work in an industry that uses plastic for essential things like medical equipment, and I know it can be really hard to avoid acquiring new peanut butter jars if your local grocery doesn’t have a bulk foods section. But we humans do not need plastic water bottles. We do not need plastic jugs full of juice when local fruit is healthy and requires no wrapper. We do not need more little plastic toys, party favors, and Mardi Gras necklaces.

Maybe you’re not convinced, or maybe you think this is just idealism talking. But if you have a sense of basic human decency and responsibility for your actions, please, watch this trailer. Chris Jordan’s Midway: Tales from the Gyre is beautiful, subtle, only 4 minutes long, and it will shock you. I hope it brings you to tears as it brought me to tears. I hope it makes all of us think twice before paying money for any piece of new plastic – because plastic never goes away. We all have to stop making and selling and buying it, or it will destroy us.

A million thanks to Renee and Nell for posting this video on Facebook. If you see this post and don’t mind me linking to your Facebook profile or another personal website here as a credit, please let me know.

Save the date: DOVE Movie screening March 9th

This just in from DOVE (Demonstrating Our Values Through Eating) & Club Veg Film Series:

Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
Learn how to eat for health, and prevent and in some cases reverse* heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, overweight and obesity Continue reading Save the date: DOVE Movie screening March 9th

Trailer: The Ghosts in Our Machine

Really looking forward to this film. I’m very grateful to be living in this time, when so many others are so conscious, and creating such beautiful media to help this cause.


COMING SOON: http://www.theghostsinourmachine.com

Tomorrow in Ithaca

Club Veg & DOVE (Demonstrating Our Values Through Eating) Organizational Meeting
Date: Saturday, February 9th, 5:30 – 7 pm
Location: First Unitarian Society of Ithaca Annex, 2nd floor, 208 Buffalo Street, Ithaca
Cost: $10 if you would like a dinner, free if not. Please bring cash, exact change.
Reservations: Required if you want a dinner. Appreciated if you are coming but not eating. Email clubveg@gmail.com or call 272-1126 before 10 pm. Make sure to specify name, date and name of event, and your phone number.
What: Organizational meeting for those interested in volunteering to help Club Veg and/or DOVE achieve their goals of educating people about healthy plant-based nutrition.
Dinner Menu: Fettucini Alredo (nut-based), Garlic Bread, Salad. At least 80% will be organic, all will be vegan and gluten-free, salad dressing will be oil-free.

Club Veg & DOVE Film Series: Maximum Nutrition featuring Michael Greger, MD
Date: Saturday, February 9th, 7 – 9:45 pm
Location: First Unitarian Society of Ithaca Annex, 2nd floor, 208 Buffalo Street, Ithaca
Cost: the movie is free. Dessert is available for $5. Please bring cash, exact change.
Reservations: Required if you want dessert. Appreciated if you are coming. Email clubveg@gmail.com or call 272-1126 before 10 pm. Make sure to specify name, date and name of event, and your phone number.
What: Maximum Nutrition – A compelling and funny movie. Dessert is Creme Brulee (yes, it’s vegan and gluten-free). We’ll have cookies too for a lower price.

To get more event listings from Club Veg, send a blank email to: clubvegsoutherntier-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Club Veg is an all volunteer educational non-profit that works to educate about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Even if you don’t want to go vegan, why not come and learn about how to eat plant-based more often? The public is always welcome at Club Veg events. The organizational meetings are for people who would like to get involved in volunteering for Club Veg. To contact Club Veg, email clubveg@gmail.com or call 272-1126 in the evenings before 10 pm or on weekends.

TONIGHT: The Witness with a discussion led by the filmmakers

Friday, May 20, 7:30 pm
First Unitarian Society of Ithaca – Arch Room

Peter DeMott Film Series & the Demonstrating Our Values through Eating (DOVE) Action Team of the Social Justice Council of the UU presents The Witness, with a discussion led by the filmmakers after the movie.

Watch the trailer here.

Continue reading TONIGHT: The Witness with a discussion led by the filmmakers