Join Memphis Tilth for the second installment of our fall film series, hosted by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at the Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration. Through this series we will showcase films highlighting some of the most critical issues affecting our food and farming systems, and share ways in which the work we do and the values we hold at Memphis Tilth support positive change.
The second film in our series is Arc of Justice, a film that traces the remarkable journey of New Communities, Inc. and the struggle for racial justice and economic empowerment among African Americans in southwest Georgia. It takes its title from a favorite saying of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Called upon to offer solace and encouragement to people weary of the slow pace of social progress, he would often quote from a sermon delivered by an Abolitionist preacher a dozen years before the Civil War: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
More info at https://www.arcofjusticefilm.com/
Prior to the film, Jillian Hishaw will introduce her work and speak on some of the themes covered in the film. Jillian Hishaw, Esq., is the author of "Don't Bet the Farm on Medicaid Liens," Founder of Hishaw Law, LL.C., and Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S), a national non-profit that provides legal and technical services to small farmers, and Attorney in the areas of agriculture, food systems and asset protection, and was recently recognized by the Clif Bar Co. as a "Food Industry Changemaker."
Learn more about Jillian at https://www.jillianhishaw.com and see a recent profile of her work through F.A.R.M.S. here
Refreshments sourced from local farms and producers will be served, and following the film Jillian will lead a discussion and Q&A with the audience.
To learn more and to register for this event, click HERE.
*Please note that while this event is open to the public, all attendees must be registered in advance in order to gain access to the St. Jude campus. Info on access, parking, and infection control guidelines that all visitors must adhere to will be sent via email to registered attendees.*