New America NYC: A Place at the Table: Screening and Conversation
In Collaboration with Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. In A Place at the Table, directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity. Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.
Join New America NYC and the Mailman School of Public Health for this pre-release screening followed by a conversation on food insecurity in America and serious economic, social and cultural implications hunger poses for the nation.
Kristi Jacobson Director
Lori Silverbush Director
Tom Colicchio Chef; Executive Producer
Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH Dean, Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health