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Baltimore Environmental Film Series: Govanstowne Farmers Market Film Screening

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The Baltimore Environmental Film Series at Loyola Maryland presents "Wasted USA" and "La Cosecha/ The Harvest" 
7:00pm, Govanstowne Farmers Market, 5104 York Road

Sponsored by Environmental and Sustainability Studies & Messina 

A Messina Stories We Tell Theme-Wide Event 

About the Event:

Elissa Derrickson will be leading a pre-film discussion to set the stage for issues of food waste and who harvests our food.  CCSJ staff and students will also be on hand to provide information about CCSJ service opportunities related to food issues.  Event is free and food will be available for purchase from Farmers’ Market Vendors.

Visit the Baltimore Environmental Film Series Website for more information about these films and other film series events happening during the Fall 2015 semester.

Resources for Attendees: 

Questions for further reflection and discussion: 

  1. How much food do you personally throw or seen thrown away daily?  If you were hungry or working as a farm laborer do you think that you would feel differently about the amount of food thrown away?
  2. What is one time you felt like an outsider?  How were you able to deal with this condition effectively? What attitude helped them cope? What strategies can they share for others who might at some time be in a similar position?
  3. What are some of the negative environmental factors that you think affects the lives of child workers depicted in the Harvest?  What about a positive environmental factors?  Environment is not just physical but emotional and social as well.
  4. For further connection to the environment - what is one environmental factor you think is particularly dangerous to child workers, research it by going to either the Human Rights Watch website to read “Fields of Peril,” or to the Association of Farmworker Opportunities website,  or  to the National  Center for Farmworker Health website.
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