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FROM READERS: Dinner and movie nights at Centro Latino

By Susan Heintz/Missourian Reader
April 26, 2012 | 5:40 p.m. CDT

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Centro Latino is holding spring dinner and movie nights as part of their health literacy program. The dinners look delicious – fresh, hardy, plant-based fare. The films are the sort that prompt much discussion and reflection.

Friday 4-27-2012 @ 6 p.m. FORKS OVER KNIVES: Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

Saturday 4-28-2012 @ 6 p.m. REVERSING THE IRREVERSIBLE: While traveling around the United States and Canada teaching about the raw food lifestyle, Valya Boutenko has encountered many individuals who improved their health naturally. Inspired by their stories, Valya decided to film some of the most amazing turn-arounds and to share them with the rest of the world.

Sunday 4-29-2012 @ 6 p.m. HOLLISTIC WELLNESS for the Hip Hop Generation: This film is dedicated to all of those who are willing to thug, ride and freedom fight against the mind, body and soul sickness that we have internalized. This film is represented in three parts; mind, body and spirit/soul. Each being a vessel to motivate and inform the youth about the importance of liberating their minds, cells and stomachs from the clutches of disease. Before we can change and affect the world, we must first affect and change ourselves.

Friday 5-4-2012 @ 6pm THE POWER OF COMMUNITY: When Cuba lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990’s the country faced an immediate crisis – feeding the population – and an ongoing challenge: how to create a new low-energy society. Cuba transitioned from large, fossil-fuel intensive farming to small, less energy intensive organic farms and urban gardens, and from a highly industrial society to a more sustainable one.

The movie/dinner nights are being held at Centro Latino, 609 N. Garth St., in the Comedor Popular (People’s Diner). A ten dollar donation is suggested. I am particularly interested in the last two films; maybe I’ll see you there.

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