A last-minute change by Weiss Memorial Hospital has necessitated a slight modification to our plans for Thursday’s Rooftop Movie & Mingle Night. Don’t worry, there will still be tours of the hospital’s spectacular rooftop farm, and we’ll still be treated to the documentary Tierralismo, a talk with Growing Home Executive Director (and AUA Steering Committee Co-Chair) Harry Rhodes about his visit to Cuba’s urban agriculture projects, and delicious snacks, beverages and craft beer from a host of local businesses (see below for more details)!
What’s changed is the venue for the film screening, talk and service of beer: We’ll now be starting and ending the evening at the extra-awesome Institute of Cultural Affairs (4750 N. Sheridan), which has its own exciting urban ag and sustainability projects that we’ll also have the opportunity to check out and learn about! So, if anything, the event has even more to offer than before!
Thursday, July 24
7:00-11:30PM (EARLIER START TIME!)
Institute of Cultural Affairs, 4750 N. Sheridan
All ages, 21+ with ID for alcohol
$7 admission with all proceeds benefiting Loud Grade Produce Squad and AUA
Join us for July’s Movie & Mingle Night, featuring the film Tierralismo, a stirring defense of the importance of farm work and sustainable agriculture practices in Cuba. The night will also feature:
- A talk by Harry Rhodes, Executive Director of Growing Home, about his recent visit to Cuba’s urban agriculture projects
- Tours of the nearby Weiss Memorial Hospital Rooftop Farm by Loud Grade Produce Squad
- Good times & networking with Chicago’s urban agriculture community
- Craft beers & tasty snacks provided by Sierra Nevada, Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks, Green Grocer, Plenty Grocer & Deli, andArize Kombucha
Volunteers needed! Please contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available.