February Climate Movie Circle: “The Invisible Vegan” (in person)
Editor’s Note “What the Health” will be screened as our March event. Information about that event HERE.
Thanks to all for attending our virtual discussion of “Eating Our Way to Extinction” last month. We hope you enjoyed the conversations with our guest speaker, Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop. We hope to feature more guest speakers in the future!
We’re proud to present the next film in our Plant-Based Eating Series, “The Invisible Vegan,” directed by Jasmine Leyva and Kenny Leyva. “The Invisible Vegan” is a 90-minute independent documentary that explores the problem of unhealthy dietary patterns in the African-American community, foregrounding the health and wellness possibilities enabled by plant-based vegan diets and lifestyle choices.
This event will be in-person at the Blanchard Room at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Yolo County Public Library Sunday, February 12, from 1:30-4:00pm at 315 E. 14th Street, Davis, CA. Come prepared to watch the movie, hear a presentation about the vegan food scene in Atlanta, and participate in a great (optional) discussion.
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Learn more about the film here: https://theinvisiblevegan.com/
The Invisible Vegan
1 hr 30 mins
Directed by: Jasmine Leyva, Kenny Leyva
Location: Blanchard Room at the Mary L. Stephens Library, 315 E. 14th Street, Davis, CA
Date and Time: February 12th, 1:30-4:00 PM
Always FREE but donations are appreciated to cover film license fees and facility fees.
We hope you can join us!
Your Climate Movie Circle Planning Team,
Natalie, Carson, Jess, Jon, and Leslie (and more members in the works!)
P.S. We’ve created a survey to hear about your feedback on the Climate Movie Circle Screening. Have a movie or climate-related topics to suggest? Or do you have a time preference? Please take our survey if you haven’t already!
Synopsis of “The Invisible Vegan”
“The Invisible Vegan is a 90-minute independent documentary that explores the problem of unhealthy dietary patterns in the African-American community, foregrounding the health and wellness possibilities enabled by plant-based vegan diets and lifestyle choices. The documentary begins with the personal story of Jasmine Leyva, a 30-year-old black actress and filmmaker currently based in Los Angeles. Over the past seven years, Leyva has committed herself to veganism, both in lifestyle and research. Taking Leyva’s unhealthy childhood growing up in Washington, DC as a point of departure, the film interweaves her narrative with the professional and personal experiences of a prominent group of vegan activists. The film integrates interviews with popular culture luminaries including Cedric the Entertainer (actor and comedian), John Salley (former NBA player and wellness advocate), and Clayton Gavin (aka Stic of the hip-hop duo Dead Prez).” – taken from https://theinvisiblevegan.com/about/
The film’s website has a list of resources related to topics explored in the film, including a list of recommended books, a food blog, and the cast members’ websites. Explore these resources for yourself here: https://theinvisiblevegan.com/vegan-resources/
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