These are the issues that will be discussed at the following place and time:
Venice Center for Peace and Justice (at the Venice United Methodist Church) 2210 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (1 blk. north of Venice Blvd)
Thursday, November 19 7 PM – Q&A after the presentations
Jules Dervaes, Katherine Green, Nicole Johnson
Dorothy Reik: phone 818-226-6100 Julie Levine: phone 310-455-9389
*Sponsored by the West LA Democratic Club, Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Westwood- Westside, New Frontiers, 4-Star and Culver City Democratic Clubs, Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, and Westside Progressives
Jules Dervaes is the founder of Path to Freedom, a family-operated, viable urban homestead project established in 2001 to promote a simpler and more fulfilling lifestyle and to sow a “homegrown revolution” against the corporate powers that control the food supply. Since the mid-1980s, Mr. Dervaes and his three adult children have worked at transforming their city lot in Pasadena into a thriving organic garden that supplies them with food all year round. Through the family’s outreach efforts at PathtoFreedom.com and via their popular, award-winning documentary short, Homegrown Revolution, millions of people worldwide have been educated and inspired to pursue a more sustainable way of life.
Katherine Green is, by profession, a television writer and producer. But most recently she’s been involved with researching the state of the food industry in this country. She has edited together a short DVD which helps break down in a provocative and entertaining way what we’re up against in the supermarket–nutritionism, gmo crops, labeling laws, silenced scientists– and how Monsanto fits into the picture.
Nicole Johnson is a researcher, writer and activist living in Ventura County, CA. Her recent work has focused on the sustainable production of wholesome food, agribusiness and the globalized food supply chain, the impact of the industrial food supply on health, and safe drinking water issues. She has published critical articles on the new food safety legislation. As a mother she has the most compelling reasons of all for working to ensure our food and water supply is clean, safe, and toxin-free.