April 28 event includes feature film “Food For Change”

St. Croix Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SCUUF) will host a community discussion about the food justice movement — the right to have access to healthy, locally grown food. The discussion also will include a showing of the documentary film “Food For Change,” which focuses on how food co-ops have impacted social and economic change in American culture.

The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sunday April 28, at the St. Croix Falls library, located at 230 S. Washington St., St. Croix Falls, Wis.   

The food justice movement is a grassroots initiative emerging from communities in response to food insecurity and the economic pressures that prevent access to healthy, affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate foods. Food justice efforts also address the effects of an inequitable food system and the structural causes of those inequities.

The film “Food For Change” will be presented by Loreen Morrell, a volunteer at the Natural Alternative Food Co-op in Luck. Following the 82-minute documentary, she will lead a discussion about what food justice means for our communities.

“Food Justice centers around communities exercising their right to grow, sell and eat healthy food, while caring for the well-being of the land, workers and animals,” said Morrell.  “In addition, food system workers should earn a livable wage, and local communities should have control of the distribution of food through organizations like food cooperatives, community-supported agriculture, farmers markets and community gardens.” 

About St. Croix Falls Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 

Formed in 2012, St. Croix Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SCUUF) is a liberal faith community that welcomes everyone.  Unitarian Universalists — or “UUs” — are people of all ages, of many backgrounds and of many beliefs.  

Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes principles grounded in the humanistic teachings of the world's religions. UU spirituality is unbounded, drawing from scripture and science, nature and philosophy, personal experience and ancient tradition.  UUs are people of many beliefs and backgrounds: people with a religious background and people with none; people who believe in a God, people who don’t; and people who let the mystery be. 

Located in the Edling Building on the corner of Adams and Louisiana Streets in St. Croix Falls, Wis., St. Croix Unitarian Universalist Fellowship gathers at 10 a.m. the first three Sundays of the month.  Minister Kelli Clement preaches on the first Sunday of each month.  The public is invited to attend. For information about SCUUF, visit www.scuuf.org.

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