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Eating Animals Q+A and Reception
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
313 North 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508 402-472-5353

Eating Animals Q+A and Reception

Join us for a Q+A following the opening night screening of EATING ANIMALS on Friday, September 21 and a special reception and food tasting on Saturday, September 22.

Event Times

9.21 Fri 7:30 p.m.
9.22 Sat 3:00 p.m.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Jim Keen (featured in the film) and Simone Friedman (Impact Producer) following the 7:30 p.m. screening of EATING ANIMALS on Friday, September 21. Admission to the screening of EATING ANIMALS is at regular Ross prices. Tickets available online and at the Ross box office.

UNL Associate Professor James Keen is a veterinarian and infectious disease ecologist-epidemiologist with 27 years of teaching, research and field experience in livestock health, food safety, veterinary public health and emerging and zoonotic infections. He is the author of 69 peer-reviewed scientific publications. After enabling and supporting Big Ag livestock production for decades, Keen had a 2007 epiphany and converted to become a strong supporter of livestock protection. This culminated in his whistleblowing of abuse of research livestock at the USDA’s Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, NE in 2015. Keen strongly advocates improved welfare of both research and industrialized factory farm livestock.

Simone Friedman serves as the Head of Philanthropy and Impact Investment for EJF Philanthropies and is the Impact Producer for Eating Animals. Based in Washington, D.C., she regularly speaks at conferences about her use of both grants and impact investments to support higher-welfare animal agriculture, promote plant-based proteins, and improve the kosher meat industry.  Prior to her involvement with EJF Philanthropies, Simone founded and later sold Metrics Group, an analytics company that used proprietary software to identify trends in patenting. Simone graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the George Washington University, and she holds a Master’s of Urban and Environmental Planning degree, with a concentration in Policy Analysis, from the University of Virginia.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 - 3 to 6 p.m.

The 1:00 p.m. screening of EATING ANIMALS on Saturday, September 22 will be followed by a special FREE reception in the Van Brunt Visitors Center featuring: 

-- Educational exhibits about local suppliers of environmentally sustainable produce in regard to the non-use of chemicals, pesticides, etc.

-- Educational exhibits about livestock raised or grown humanely with foremost attention to its healthy and nutritious aspects, in regard to the non-use of antibiotics, etc. (IE. Grass fed)

-- Tastings of local food provided by the presenters

-- A talk with Dr. James Keen and Simone Friedman

Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska 
Common Good Farm
Community Crops
Davey Road Ranch
DS Family Farm
The Edible Source

The Hub Café and Branched Oak Farm
Maggie Pleskac
Open Harvest
Rutabagas Vegan Comfort Food
Le Quartier Baking Company
Straight Arrow Bison Ranch

This event is free and open to the public. Admission to the film screening is not required to attend the reception. 

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