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Sustainability & Social Justice Event Series

Fall 2014 TCU Department of Sociology & Anthropology



Tuesday, October 21, 6:30-8:00pm

Screening of _Growing Cities: A Film about Urban Farming in America_ Palko 130

-- _Growing Cities_ “examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. In their search for answers, the filmmakers take a road trip across the U.S. to meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food--one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time. Join them as they discover that good food isn’t the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting. They’re producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.”

-- for more information about the film, please visit

-- co-sponsored by the Tarrant County Food Policy Council’s Working Group on Community Gardens & Urban Agriculture

-- hosted by Dr. Dave Aftandilian


Wednesday, November 19, 6:30-8:00pm

Screening of _Unacceptable Levels_ film

Palko 130

-- “_Unacceptable Levels_ examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children. To create this debut documentary, one man and his camera traveled extensively to find and interview top minds in the fields of science, advocacy, and law.  Weaving their testimonies into a compelling narrative, Brown presents us with the story of how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and of where, if we’re not vigilant, it may take us.”

-- for more information about the film, please visit

-- hosted by Dr. Keith Whitworth






  Department Staff

Dr. Morrison Wong
Department Chair & Sociology Program Director


Dr. Miguel Leatham
Anthropology Program Director


Ms. Shawn Keane

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