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Film and Discussion: Think Globally, Eat Locally

November 4, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A recent film shines a light on the health and environmental benefits of buying locally grown food. NIU filmmaker Laura Vazquez interviewed food specialists, environmentalists, and several DeKalb County farmers who operate small farms. The 30-minute film is called Think Globally, Eat Locally. It will be shown for the first time in DeKalb at the DeKalb Public Library as part of a program about food issues in our community.

Four distinguished panelists bring their expertise to a conversation after the film. NIU Board of Trustees Professor Laura Vazquez will be joined by food activist Dan Kenney, wellness coordinator Lisa Cumings, and homeless liaison Denise Curran. They will discuss the issues, talk about what’s being done to help, and answer questions.

Like a lot of places, DeKalb is home to many who are struggling to make ends meet, who do not have enough money for adequate supplies of food, and who have trouble paying the rent. As many as one in five DeKalb students is considered food insecure and may not know where their next meal is coming from.

Come to the library to learn more about this important local issue. The program is sponsored by Barb Food Mart, a food pantry that serves families in the DeKalb School District.

All are welcome to attend this free program; no registration is required.

For additional information, please contact Samantha at or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.


November 4, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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