What the Health Film Screening @ Impact Hub DC, Washington [19 July]

What the Health Film Screening

18:45 - 21:00

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Impact Hub DC
419 7th St NW, Ste 300, Washington, District of Columbia 20004
Join us for the only DC screening of a powerful new film called «What The Health.» It's a sequel to the award-winning documentary, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, which showed how animal agriculture is the leading cause of global warming, deforestation, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean dead zones, water consumption, and water pollution — and how big environmental groups won't talk about it.

What the Health exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of health care dollars, and keeping us sick. It takes on the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, exposing their conflicts of interest. The film also boldly covers the environmental racism issues relating to the food we eat.

After the film screening, will be Q&A with three of the people interviewed in the film, plus Baltimore's vegan rock star:

* Mike Ewall of Energy Justice Network, who discusses in the film how industrial pollution (like the ultra toxic dioxins and mercury spewing from the seven trash, sewage sludge, and medical waste incinerators in the DC / Baltimore area) climbs up in the food chain so that 93% of the dioxins people are exposed to come to us via meat and dairy products we eat. (If you're not vegan, that is.)

* Dr. Ruby Lathon, a certified nutritionist in DC.

* Dr. Milton Mills, Critical Care Physician at Inova Fairfax Hospital, who shares some hard-hitting facts in the film, including the institutionalized racism involved in the government's promotion of dairy products in the U.S.

* Brenda Sanders with PEP Foods, Baltimore's vegan rock star who has done incredible work to build vegan awareness in the black community in Baltimore. Brenda is organizer of the highly successful annual Vegan Mac & Cheese Smackdowns, and Vegan SoulFest.

Please join us.

6:45pm Doors open
7:00pm Intros and film starts
8:45pm Q&A, then mingle & refreshments
9:30pm Doors close

Event is sliding scale, with a suggested $5-15 donation to help cover awesome vegan food to be provided courtesy of PEP Foods, and to support the film and our local environmental justice organizing work.

Special thanks to Impact Hub DC for supporting and hosting this event!

Trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=Jf44vLndiRM
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