Documentary featuring local resident to be shown at Vogue

MANISTEE —The Harvest/La Cosecha’, an award-winning documentary that follows three young migrant workers as they travel around the country harvesting the fruits and vegetables that feed America, will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Vogue Theatre on June 21.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion exploring how Manistee County benefits from the work of migrant laborers and how current immigration laws and enforcement policies impact our communities. Joining the panel will be one of the young workers featured in the film, Zulema Lopez, who has harvested strawberries in the fields around Bear Lake.

This program is part of a series of films/dialogues organized by the Manistee Peace Group, bringing thought provoking film and qualified panel members together to present ideas, with the aim of beginning conversations about problems and situations that stand in the way of developing compassion for one another.

The Peace Group is partnering with We the People Action Network-Northwestern Michigan, a local non-partisan, grassroots network dedicated to education and action on issues of concern to our local community, especially health care, education and water. There is no cost to attend.

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