On March 2 at 7 pm, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present a screening of the film SEED: The Untold Story. This documentary follows passionate seed keepers who are protecting a 12,000-year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 percent of seed varieties have disappeared. A cadre of 10 agrichemical companies (including Syngenta, Bayer, and Monsanto) controls more than two-thirds of the global seed market, reaping unprecedented profits. This harrowing and heartening documentary follows farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers as they fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food.
The screening is free to the public. Freewill donations are encouraged.
On March 3 at 10 am, DCA will offer a lecture titled “Africa in International Politics: Challenges and Prospects,” presented by St. Norbert College visiting professor of political science Aberra Tesfay. Tesfay will explore recent economic and political developments in sub-Saharan Africa in light of global trends. In particular, Tesfay will discuss Africa’s recent improvements in democratic governance and political stability, as well as the continent’s many challenges, including pervasive poverty, rising inequality, fragile democracies, and limited political liberalizations.
The lecture is free to the public with free-will donations encouraged. Refreshments from Base Camp Coffee Shop will be available for purchase. For more information call 920.868.2728 or visit dcauditorium.org.