LOCALFEST: How does the issue of developing local economies relate to food access problems in Illinois? How do solutions applied to the "food desert" problem in Chicago impact development in other parts of the city. How can communities get involved in advocating for solutions and desired development in their communities.These are some of the issues we will discuss in our panel that evening.
The event will start with a local bazaar, followed by a film screening of "Food Deserts in a Land of Plenty" with a panel discussion afterwards. We would like to welcome Alderman Cappleman who will respond to the recent Wal-mart locating in his ward unannounced. Other panelists include Brandon Johnson of the Washington Park Consortium, Lisa Junkin of the Dill Pickle Food Coop, Ron Baiman, Ph.D., Researcher on the impact of Wal-mart on local economies, and Suzanne Keers, Co-Founder of Local First Chicago. Live music acts Thin Hymns & Magical Beautiful to round out the evening. Welcome! Please reserve your tickets!
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