1. "Food Desert"


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    Many people in the United States and around the world have limited access to fresh, healthy food in their neighborhoods. The goal of "Food Desert" is to increase awareness of this issue and to inspire people to take action in their communities.

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    • Urban Farm Aims to Rebuild Community Through Fresh Produce


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      The Philadelphia Urban Creators is a multi-faceted organization that began after revitalizing an empty lot on 11th and Dakota Streets in the North Central area. Since their beginning in 2009, they have helped both the community and food desert issues into a positive direction.

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      • STOCKED Panel Discussion -- March 2013


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        PANEL DISCUSSION: Eat Here! Food Deserts in the 21st Century How is the food on our table defined by the neighborhoods in which we live? Recent research indicates 23.5 million Americans live in a food desert--impeded financially or physically from obtaining food. Many are overwhelmed by the 5-to-1 ratio of fast-food to grocery stores. With factors such as cost and convenience as primary motivators in Americans’ diets, what will the grocery store of the future look like? How are mobile food markets or virtual grocery stores changing the grocery store landscape? With an exhibition overview by Stocked curator and Eat Here! moderator Emily Stamey, regional stakeholders discuss the status quo while providing insightful plans for the future of the grocery store and what Americans eat. "Eat Here!" is moderated by Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles curator Dr. Emily Stamey. Stamey is associate curator of art at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from the University of Kansas. Dr. Deborah Ballard-Reisch is the WSU Kansas Health Foundation Distinguished Chair in Strategic Communication and Elliott School of Communication professor and founder of the WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative. Eugene Brown III is the mobile market manager for Beans & Greens, a non-profit organization in Kansas City, and a member of the Front Porch Alliance to co-lead a farm business development project with area high school students. Dr. David E. Procter is director of the Center for Engagement and Community Development at Kansas State University and briefed the U.S. Senate Hunger Caucus on the loss of grocery stores in rural communities and its devastating impact on communities. "Eat Here!" was held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013 in 210 McKnight West, Wichita State University School of Art and Design, 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, Kansas.

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        • Pharoahe Monch • Black Hand Side


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          Music Video for Pharoahe Monch's song Black Hand Side Written and Directed by Terence Nance Shot by Shawn Peters Produced by Brittany Luse

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          • Dorchester Desert


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            A media project for People, Planning, and the Story: An Applied Media Workshop at MIT Community Innovators Lab

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            • The Apple Pushers Trailer: 50 Eggs Films


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              The Apple Pushers, narrated by Edward Norton, and underwritten by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, follows the inspiring stories of five immigrant pushcart vendors who are rolling fresh fruits and vegetables into poor neighborhoods of New York- neighborhoods where finding a ripe, red apple is a serious challenge and where obesity rates are skyrocketing. Through the lens of their powerful and deeply personal stories, the film examines such hot-button issues as the obesity crisis, immigration, entrepreneurship, and what it really takes to achieve the American Dream. "The Apple Pushers" has sparked keen interest among the nation's food and health leaders who see a growing crisis in ‘food deserts.' These are urban and rural areas where it is difficult, if not impossible, to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. "This is a wonderful film… it is inspiring and central to a lot of key issues the Administration is captivated by… This film weaves the challenges of food production and immigration so beautifully." - Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of the USDA "Mesmerizing"- NBC's Weekend Today "Could be this year's Waiting for Superman" – Cinema Blend

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              • Buen Provecho (Enjoy Your Meal)


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                Buen Provecho (“Enjoy Your Meal”) (2012) is a short documentary filmed and edited by three University of Southern California Masters of Social Work students (Elizabeth Huesca, Jason Lipeles and Monica C. Ramirez). Buen Provecho, their first documentary, is their final project for the Media in Social Work course taught by Professor Rafael Angulo. Elizabeth Huesca directed the film and all three students filmed and edited the footage. Make a change in our community. Check out these resources: California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA)---CFPA is a statewide policy and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of low income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious, affordable food. To subscribe to their action alerts: http://cfpa.net/subscribe Community Services Unlimited, Inc.---Volunteer to garden and help in other ways weekly and monthly at the Expo Center Mini Urban Farm and several community gardens. Call: (323) 470-3942 or E-mail: ld@csuinc.org http://csuinc.org/volunteer/ Food Forward---Gleaning fruit from thousands of fruit trees in areas all over the county that would otherwise go to waste. Fruit is then distributed to food pantries. To volunteer, register at: http://foodforward.org/get-involved/volunteers/ Hunger Action LA---Working to end hunger and promote healthy eating through public policy, organizing and direct service. Programs include Veggie Vouchers for low-income consumers at farmers markets and work on state, city, county and federal policies affecting access to healthy food. Call: (213) 388-8228 or E-mail: frank@hungeractionla.org Los Angeles Regional Food Bank---Nation’s largest food bank, collecting and distributing food to over 900 charities in Los Angeles. Call: (323) 234-3030 www.lafoodbank.org MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger---MAZON is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and alleviating hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds. Email mazonmail@mazon.org to get action alerts. Also, refer to http://mazon.org/advocacy/ Root Down LA: RootDown LA confronts obesity and related health issues in South Los Angeles by first convincing high school youth to eat their veggies, then engaging them in the educational experiences and skills training necessary to help build healthier food communities. To volunteer/donate see information at http://rootdownla.org/whats-needed/

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                • The Corner Garden - Clip


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                  The Corner Garden documentary, 14 min, HD video, 2012 In East Oakland access to fresh produce is a problem that makes it difficult for many families to keep a healthy diet. The Corner Garden takes us into a small garden, in the midst of this industrial neighborhood, where a group of teenagers struggle to grow their own vegetables, and think about the food they eat in a different way.

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                  • St. David's Foundation East Farmers Market


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                    Opening day of the new Sustainable Food Center East Farmers Market at the YMCA East Communities Branch, supported by a grant from the St. David's Foundation.

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                    • Fruit Tree Tour


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                      Fruit Tree Tour transforms barren public schoolyards into abundant urban orchards in less than a day...and puts on one heck of a show in the process. Over the past decade, the Emmy Award winning tree-planting theater troupe has left a wake of over 5,000 fruit trees at public schools and community centers throughout California A film by Guisepi Spadafora Musci by: MarchFourth Marching Band (marchfourthmarchingband.com) The Slip (theslip.com) Rubblebucket Orchestra (rubblebucket.com) Elephant Revival (elephantrevival.com) Todd Boston (toddboston.com).

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