I have never shared my praise for a movie like I have Forks Over Knives. I am on a mission. I gave a copy of the DVD to my friend Myron one day. He watched it, returned it the next day and said “I immediately ordered SEVEN (7) copies for my friends after I watched it.” That’s the kind of impact it has on people.
I really and truly believe that many, many health issues that continue to plague our country would be greatly reduced by healthy eating. Our food supply has been compromised but there is more and more hope every day if you look for it.
FYI, for Tucson folks, I am posting an entire press release from our friend Coley Ward at the Food Co-op. I hope you take the time to read it and to plan on going next week if you are free and committed to healthy, sustainable eating.
The Food Conspiracy presents: Forks Over Knives
The Food Conspiracy Co-op is excited to offer a free
screening of the important food movie Forks Over Knives on Tuesday, Oct.
18 at the University of Arizona’s Gallagher Theater.
Forks Over Knives makes a compelling argument that a
diet rich in plant-based proteins will eliminate the threat of heart disease,
many cancers, erectile dysfunction, and other ailments. It has been a hit with
critics and audiences alike. The Los Angeles Times says it “explains in
unflinching detail how we damage ourselves through our eating habits yet
insists that it is within our grasp to change course.”
Forks Over Knives made its Tucson debut at The Loft
Cinema over the summer. By overwhelming demand its one-week run was extended to
three weeks. If you didn’t see it on the big screen over the summer, this is your
The free screening of Forks Over Knives is being
offered in conjunction with UA Campus Health as part of a week-long Food Day
celebration. Seating is limited to the first 350 people, so plan to arrive a
little early. The Gallagher Theater is located in the UA’s Student Union, and
the screening starts at 6 p.m.
Food Day is October and seeks to bring together Americans
from all walks of life — parents, teachers, and students; health professionals,
community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and
eaters of all stripes — to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a
sustainable, humane way.
On October 24, there will be a panel discussion at the
Gallagher Theater at 1:15 p.m. to discuss Forks Over Knives and
other food questions. Panel members include Food Conspiracy Marketing and
Membership Manager Coley Ward and Joe Abraham, Director of the UA Office of
Sustainability. The panel discussion is also free.
Coley Ward | Marketing + Membership Manager | Food
Conspiracy Co-op | (520) 624-4821