Come take in a movie tomorrow when the Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library and PBS’s Community Cinema present “Soul Food Junkies." The film explores the history and social significance of soul food to black cultural identity and its effect on African American health.
Filmmaker Byron Hurt has a personal mission in exposing the real health concerns behind the soul food tradition: his father passed away at the age of 63 from terminal pancreatic cancer after a lifetime of being overweight. Hurt notes that one of the risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer is a high fat, meat-based diet. "Soul Food Junkies" examines the modern soul food culture in order to raise awareness about healthier food options, encouraging consumers to challenge the food industry.
The film screening will include refreshments and will be followed by a cooking demonstration of healthy soul food. Project New Village and VegFest will provide information about healthy eating and Network for a Healthy California will be giving away cookbooks.
When: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Malcolm X Library - 5148 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92114
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