Oct 3 2013

Tierralismo: Cultivating Change

October 3, 2013

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2


803 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607


silhouette of cuba while a man is cultivating crops

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center

This documentary offers a close look at urban agricultural cooperative, Organopónico Vivero Alamar, in Cuba. The cooperative provides an example of how organic agriculture can be practiced in a city and contribute to local development by facilitating access to healthy food at fair prices while creating jobs. Through its unique design and policies, it has made environmental principles and collective labor its sources of greater efficiency.

Approx. 50mins. Spanish with English subtitles.

Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Rose Brewer, Professor of African American & African Studies University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and past visiting scholarin the UIC Social Justice Initiative.

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.

Co-sponsors: UIC student organizations Heritage Garden Student Task Force, Latino Association of Business Students (LABS), Sigma Lambda Gamma, and United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS)

Date posted

May 30, 2018

Date updated

Apr 14, 2020