Hunger’s Economic, Social and Cultural Implications at the Center of Film Series Screening

The various implications of hunger in the United States and how the issue can be solved will be addressed at the next screening of the Duquesne University 2016 Human Rights Film Series.

The 2012 film Place at the Table, directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, illustrates how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for America and addresses how it can be solved if U.S. citizens decide that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of all.

The film features the stories of three people who are struggling with food insecurity, including a single mother of two in Philadelphia, a 5th grader in Colorado and a 2nd grader in Mississippi. Place at the Table also includes insights from known experts, activists such as actor Jeff Bridges and Top Chef's Tom Colicchio, and ordinary citizens.

Following the screening, Cynthia Moore of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, will talk about the film and take questions from the audience. 

Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m.

Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

The film screening is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring one or more non-perishable (no glass, please) food items as part of a food drive by Duquesne University to support the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

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