Monday, October 11, 2010

"The Garden": Fair Share Meal & A Movie

Fair Share Presents...

The Garden

Time: Friday, October 22 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location Bonner Center Auditorium @ The Chiles Academy
868 George W. Engram Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL

Fair Share is proud to offer this public screening of the award-winning documentary about this iconic community garden and the struggle to save it. No admission charge but suggested donation of $10 @ the door.

6:PM- Enjoy a fresh, delicious community potluck meal in the cafeteria
7:PM- Showtime in the comfy auditorium

Synopsis: "The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community.

But now, bulldozers are poised to level their 14-acre oasis.

The Garden follows the plight of the farmers, from the tilled soil of this urban farm to the polished marble of City Hall. Mostly immigrants from Latin America, from countries where they feared for their lives if they were to speak out, we watch them organize, fight back, and demand answers:

Why was the land sold to a wealthy developer for millions less than fair-market value? Why was the transaction done in a closed-door session of the LA City Council? Why has it never been made public?

And the powers-that-be have the same response: “The garden is wonderful, but there is nothing more we can do.”

If everyone told you nothing more could be done, would you give up?"

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