One Year Birthday Celebration and Planting Day at the Gill Tract Farm, April 26th

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - Event Details

Where: San Pablo Ave and Marin Ave in Albany

If you would like to be involved in planning this and other Earth Week events at the Gill Tract, please contact UC graduate student, Vanessa Raditz <vraditz@berkeley.edu>

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Film: “Occupy The Farm”

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - Event Details

Tuesday March 31, 7 pm

Oakland’s New Parkway Theater, 474 24th Street, Oakland

OCCUPY THE FARM tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly owned research farm and plant it with two acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development.

The film captures an intense conflict over one piece of land. Compelling characters on both sides of the battle create a remarkable narrative in which community members employ an ingenious strategy to confront a powerful institution in the effort to preserve public land for urban farming.

From preparing the soil to police raids, from lawsuits to overflowing harvests, OCCUPY THE FARM reveals a determined community responding with a direct action to address a major social need: healthy food and access to public land.

“Riveting from the start”, says the Village Voice’s film critic Ernest Handy about OCCUPY THE FARM. “It illustrates the staggering extent to which corporate interests dictate policy and shape scientific research.”

“Sweeps up the viewer in a fast-paced, character-driven narrative,” says Sarah Burke in her film review of OCCUPY THE FARM in East Bay Express.

“Empowering food for thought,” says Los Angeles Times film critic Michael Rechtsaffen.

“From the moment I arrived on the Gill Tract I knew that this was an important story and that the farmer’s strategy was new, unique and hopeful. I am fortunate that these historic events played out in front of our cameras over the weeks and months that we followed them. It was like catching lightening in a bottle.”
Todd Darling, Director

See more about “Occupy The Farm”

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Film: Cesar Chavez-History is Made One Step at a Time

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - Event Details

Tuesday March 31, 6 pm, Albany Library 1247 Marin Avenue
http://www.cesarchavezmovie.com
“Once social change begins, it can’t be reversed” Cesar Chavez, one of the greatest humanitarian leaders of our time.

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5th Annual Albany FilmFest

March 29 @ 10:00 am - Event Details

Sunday 3/29/2015 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
$5 advance/$7 day of show / $20 all-day
Landmark Albany Twin Theatre, 1115 Solano Avenue, Albany,

See AlbanyFilmFest.org for all the fun downtown events leading up to the big day.
Six separate programs of short (and really short) films, including a one-hour KID’s MATINEE and a special ANIME presentation.
Purchase tickets online
See the program here.
SUNDAY MARCH 29, 9:30 pm: After-party at the Ivy Room! Wind down with our DJ and cocktails at the Albany’s Ivy Room, right across from the Albany Twin.

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NEIGHBORHOOD WALKABOUT for the Gill Tract Farm

March 28 @ 8:00 am - Event Details

You are invited to our fourth “Walkabout” around the neighborhood contiguous with the farm.  Door to door, talking to the people about the farm.  Groups of two.  Meet at 9:30 am at the San Pablo gate and take off at 10:00.  Each group will have a map.   Meet back at farm at noon.  PLEASE JOIN US, PEOPLE SEEM EAGER TO WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE FARM!

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