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Free Movie Night in Eastern Market! – Pollan & Sandoval 2009 Bioneers Plenaries

Please join us this Wednesday September 15th at 7pm in Eastern Market’s Shed 5 for a free screening of two great plenary speeches from last year’s Bioneers conference!

The Bioneers conference is a yearly event that helps bring together farmers, students, activists, cooks, gardeners, and all others working toward eco-justice and sustainability. Participants can count on a weekend of shared knowledge, great food, and promising connections. To help get our community ready and excited for this year’s conference (October 15-17 at Marygrove), Detroit Evolution, Eastern Market Corporation, and Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit are teaming up to screen two fantastic & inspiring plenary speeches from 2009′s conference.

Join us this Wednesday, September 15th, in Eastern Market’s Shed 5 to view plenary talks from Michael Pollan and Arturo Sandoval at last year’s Bioneers! Both men are leading thinkers when it comes to linking health, sustainability, and community empowerment, and we look forward to discussing how to apply their insight to our work here in Detroit. As always, there will be time for a discussion of the films after the screening, as well as plenty of information about this year’s Bioneers conference (only a month away already!).

About Detroit Abides:

On the third Wednesday of every month Eastern Market Corporation, Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit and Detroit Evolution partner to present DETROIT ABIDES – A FREE Movie Night in Eastern Market. Detroit Abides screens a movie on a sustainable topic, explores the topic at the local level through discussion and support from regional groups and businesses, and creates a space to meet like-minded people from all walks of life & grow an active, healthy community. For this casual event, please bring a comfortable chair. Shed 5 is located at the corner of Russell and Alfred St. Parking is available in the lots adjacent to the Shed.

For more information or to get involved call Detroit Evolution at 313.316.1411

Detroit Abides is presented by
Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit
Detroit Evolution
Eastern Market Corporation

About the speakers (information from bioneers.org):

Michael Pollan, a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and the recipient of numerous journalistic awards, served for many years as executive editor of Harper’s Magazine and is now a professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at UC Berkeley. He is also the nation’s most influential and important thinker and writer on food and agriculture, the author of many seminal, award-winning, bestselling books, including, most recently In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, and previously: The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals; The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World; A Place of My Own; and Second Nature.

Arturo Sandoval has been active in community, cultural, environmental and civil rights efforts in New Mexico and across the United States for nearly 40 years. Sandoval is president and founder of VOCES, Inc., a communications and organizational development firm with headquarters in Albuquerque and with offices in Chihuahua, México. He also founded the Center of Southwest Culture (CSC), Inc. in 1991 to help develop healthy indigenous and Latino communities through economic, educational and cultural work.

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