11/18 - Film Screening & Local Foods Potluck: Independent America - The Two Lane Search for Mom and Pop

Thursday, November 18th from 6:00-9:00pm
The Duck House (1402 M Street, Eureka)

The Humboldt County Independent Business Alliance (HumIBA) hosts a film screening and local foods potluck to celebrate the launch of their “Shop Local First for the Holidays” campaign, as well as “America Unchained!,” a nationwide call to shop local and avoid chain stores.

The potluck will begin at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to share inspired by local ingredients. The film, “Independent America: The Two-lane Search for Mom and Pop,” will begin at 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by discussion.

The film “Independent America” documents the journey of two journalists through 32 states, covering over 13 thousand miles, as they strive to utilize independent businesses while avoiding corporate chain restaurants, motels, and stores.

As the filmmakers speak to economists, political leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and concerned Americans from all walks of life, they bring to light the struggle to remain independent, community-oriented, and locally-owned in a country increasingly dominated by corporate chain “big box” stores.

The movie includes footage from the filmmakers’ visit to Humboldt County. For more information about the film see www.independentamerica.net.

The cost is $1-5 sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds.

★ Interested participants are asked to RSVP for the event by calling (707) 476-8475, as seating is limited. For more information about the HumIBA visit www.HumIBA.org.

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