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Chicago Urban League Presents Soul Food Junkies During Second Annual Black History Month Film Festi
Tuesday Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm-9:00pm in Chicago
Established in 2012, the Chicago Urban League’s Black History Month Film Festival is presented annually as a forum to engage the community in honoring the achievements of African Americans, examining current community challenges and exploring strategic solutions that can lead to an empowered future.

In February 2013, the Chicago Urban League Black History Month Film Festival will again present a series of films intended to educate, empower and inspire Chicago’s African American community. The films and conversations that follow the screenings will give audiences an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue on issues including gun violence, the effects of poverty, healthy eating, and the challenges of urban youth. Throughout each topic, our remarkable history will be highlighted as a tool for inspiration and positive action.

Filmmaker Byron Hurt explores the upsides and downsides of soul food, a quintessential American cuisine. Soul Food Junkies explores the history and social significance of soul food to black cultural identity and its effect on African American health, good and bad. Soul food will also be used as the lens to investigate the dark side of the food industry and the growing food justice movement that has been born in its wake.

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Chicago Urban League
4510 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653

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