Join us for a virtual discussion inspired by the documentary film, Into the Weeds, which explores one man's fight against corporate giant Monsanto.
In advance of this discussion, we invite you to attend the film screening ofInto the Weeds at the Muttart Theatre in the Stanley A. Milner library, or watch the film on CBC Gem.
Attendees are welcome to attend one or both events. There will be a short break between the film screening and the virtual discussion. Bring your lunch or enjoy the Second Cup conveniently located on the main floor of the library.
Jennifer Baichwal: The award-winning documentary filmmaker of Into the Weeds, Jennifer has been directing and producing documentaries for 25 years. Among other films, installations and lens-based projects, she has made 10 feature documentaries which have played all over the world and won multiple awards nationally and internationally.
Dr. Meg Sears: Meg Sears, PhD, is a scientist leading the national group Prevent Cancer Now, with over two decades of science, policy and public health engagement on topics including pesticides assessment and regulation, and least-toxic approaches to pests - i.e., species that are "injurious, noxious or troublesome."
Kristine Kowalchuk: Adjunct professor in the department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, instructor of critical thinking and ethics at NAIT, food sovereignty and agroecology advocate, and chair of Edmonton River Valley Conservation Coalition.
Takota Coen: Takota is a local Alberta regenerative famer, permaculture consultant, and author.