A Place at the Table

Mar 05, 2013 1 Comment by

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84 min  –  Documentary –   Stars: 

Opens Friday, March 8

Sponsored by Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma – Panel discussion Friday, March 8 after 6:00 screening.

49 million people in the U.S. – one in four children – don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people for who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado second-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford. Their stories are interwoven with insights from experts including sociologist Janet Poppendieck, author Raj Patel and nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle; ordinary citizens like Pastor Bob Wilson and teachers Leslie Nichols and Odessa Cherry; and activists such as Witness to Hunger’s Mariana Chilton, Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio and Oscar (R)-winning actor Jeff Bridges. Ultimately, Finding North shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides – as they have in the past – that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all. (c) Magnolia

Bio for Keaton

Keaton Andreas is a Regional Organizer with Bread for the World.  Bread for the World is a faith-based advocacy organization focusing on how matters of federal policy affect hunger in the United States and internationally.  In his time with Bread, Keaton has worked in the states of California, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, West Virginia, and Maryland.  Keaton was born and raised in Duncan, Oklahoma and received his BA in Religion from Texas Christian University.  Right before working with Bread he received his Master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.

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One Response to “A Place at the Table”

  1. Helping the Underfed in America: Conversations about “A Place At the Table” | The Tulsa Initiative Blog says:

    […] screening of A Place at the Table will take place at the Circle Cinema on Friday, March 8, 2013. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and is followed by a live panel discussion. […]

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