Homeplace Under Fire: The Farm Advocate Story. Film Presentation and Book Discussion with Charlie Thompson

By December 10, 2019VABF News

The Virginia Association for Biological Farming is thrilled to feature author and filmmaker, Charlie Thompson, at our 21st annual conference at The Hotel Roanoke on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. on January 11, 2020.

Son of Southwest Virginia, longtime rural activist, author, filmmaker, former organic farmer, and now a professor at Duke University, Charlie Thompson, will present his newest film, “Homeplace Under Fire: The Farm Advocate Story.” The film was directed by Charlie Thompson and produced by Farm Aid. Charlie will be also be presenting his new memoir, Going Over Home: A Search for Rural Justice in an Unsettled Land, his seventh book.

Charlie Thompson grew up in the Virginia mountains amid a disappearing landscape of small farms.  As he came of age, he witnessed the demise of every farm in his family.

Despite their absence, his home places have been a source of constant inspiration, helping him identify with the losses of others and the fight against injustices today.

VABF invites the broader public to join us this year at The Hotel Roanoke, in the Pocahontas Room, at 7:00 p.m. on January 11, 2020, for this free program. This event is co-sponsored by VABF and by Chelsea Green Publishers.  Charlie’s books will be on sale at the event.