“Harvest of Shame” A Fair Food – Field to Table Film Screening & Discussion

Murrow - Harvest of Shame

The Groundbreaking 1960 Documentary by Edward R. Murrow

Screening & Discussion with Anthropologist Dr. Seth Holmes & Department of Labor Investigator Paul Ramirez

Free & Open to the Public!

Eventbrite - "Harvest of Shame" A Fair Food - Field to Table Film Screening & Discussion

Well, our first event was a success, and so it’s official, this is a series! Join us for another film event exploring “Just what is Fair Food?” Taking a nudge from our own multi-media production, “Fair Food – From Field to Table,” we are hosting these events to bring films & advocates together, keeping the discussion going.

Next up is “Harvest of Shame,”  the groundbreaking 1960 documentary that shed light on real conditions for migrant farmworkers in the US on CBS television. “Presented by Dan Rather, Murrow’s ‘Harvest of Shame’ is among the most famous television documentaries of all time. Richly photographed and arrestingly poignant, this long-acclaimed 1960 exposé on the plight of migrant farmworkers resonated deeply for a nation unfamiliar with such brutally honest depictions of living conditions that, as Murrow remarks, ‘wrong the dignity of man”.

With the film setting the historical context, we’ll then hear from two experts on current conditions, and find out what, really, has changed. We think all together it will make for a very dynamic event!

Our Special Guests Are

Dr. Seth Holmes is a cultural and medical anthropologist, a physician, and the author of “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies.” A wonderful book, It “is an ethnographic witness to the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants. Based on five years of research in the field, traveling with and working with migrants, his book uncovers how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care.” Seth will read from his book and take part in the question and answer session.

Paul Ramirez is a U.S. Department of Labor Investigator for the Wage & Hour Division. Paul grew up as a child farmworker in Brentwood, living with his family in farm labor camps. He really gives you an insiders perspective on how agricultural field investigations work, what hampers them, and a reality check on how investigators work very hard, with limited staff & resources. Since he has a deep personal connection to the farmworker community,  his job as an investigator makes his story with the film setting the historical context, we’ll then hear from two experts on current conditions, and find out what, really, has changed. We think all together it will make for a very dynamic event!

After the film we’ll have a lively Q&A session with the guests and you!

Our two local Slow Food chapters will again be partnering with us so you can expect some delicious taste treats!  Slow Food Delta Diablo will be bringing fresh fruit agua fresca &
Slow Food Solano 
savory empanadas. We’ll also again have delicious popcorn from POP Mama POP! Come early or stay late to enjoy the hidden gem of the Bay Area, historic Mare Island. The Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve is on the Southern side of the Island, with sweeping views of the Bay, hiking trails, picnic areas and the oldest Naval Cemetery west of the Mississippi, with graves dating back to the 1860’s. We’ll be watching the movie in their Visitors Center – formerly a 1934 Ammunitions Bunker! The event is free & open to the public, though donations are gratefully accepted!

Questions?

Email Sarah at , or call 530.756.6555 xt 17

Eventbrite - "Harvest of Shame" A Fair Food - Field to Table Film Screening & Discussion

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Directions
*Sadly there is no public transportation onto the Island at this time. We encourage carpooling!
From I-80 both East and West: Take Tennessee St. exit. Go WEST on Tennessee all the way to the entrance of Mare Island, the blue Causeway. Cross the Causeway (which becomes ‘G’ Street) and make the first left at Nimitz Ave. Continue several miles on Nimitz, along the old industrial waterfront to the stop sign at 15th St. Turn right onto 15th. Very soon you’ll turn left onto Railroad Ave, and then continue on Railroad beyond the Army Reserve Building and old guard posts, through the gate with the Preserve sign, to the parking area on the right near the Visitors Center.

From Napa and Sonoma: Travel south on Highway 29 (which becomes Sonoma Street) to Tennessee St., turn right onto Tennessee and go all the way, which becomes the entrance of Mare Island, the blue Causeway. Cross the Causeway (which becomes ‘G’ Street) and make the first left, at Nimitz Ave. Continue several miles on Nimitz, along the old industrial waterfront to the stop sign at 15th St. Turn right onto 15th. Very soon you’ll turn left onto Railroad Ave, and then continue on Railroad beyond the Army Reserve Building and old guard posts, through the gate with the Preserve sign, to the parking area on the right near the Visitors Center.

From Marin and Sonoma: Travel east on Highway 37 toward Vallejo. Just before crossing the Napa River bridge, take the Mare Island exit. Turn right into the north gate of Mare Island and continue on Walnut Ave. At the stop sign at G St., turn left. Go 2 blocks and make a right onto Nimitz Ave. Continue several miles on Nimitz, along the old industrial waterfront to the stop sign at 15th St. Turn right onto 15th. Very soon you’ll turn left onto Railroad Ave, and then continue on Railroad beyond the Army Reserve Building and old guard posts, through the gate with the Preserve sign, to the parking area on the right near the Visitors Center.

From Contra Costa County: Cross the Benicia-Martinez Bridge on I-680. Take I-780 west toward Benicia and Vallejo. Continue on I-780 for approximately 7 miles. Continue on the extension of I-780, Curtola Parkway and Mare Island Way, 2.5 miles traveling along the Vallejo waterfront. Turn left at Tennessee St., to the entrance of Mare Island, the blue Causeway. Cross the Causeway (which becomes ‘G’ Street) and make the first left, at Nimitz Ave. Continue several miles on Nimitz, along the old industrial waterfront to the stop sign at 15th St. Turn right onto 15th. Very soon you’ll turn left onto Railroad Ave, and then continue on Railroad beyond the Army Reserve Building and old guard posts, through the gate with the Preserve sign, to the parking area on the right near the Visitors Center.

See you there!


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Date/Time
Date(s) - Sun, Aug 17, 2014
4:00 pm

Location
Mare Island Preserve Visitor Center
167 O’Hara Ct. at Railroad Ave. , Vallejo

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