A film screening and panel discussion

Cutting-edge food production meets meaningful, inclusive employment for people with disabilities. A film for anyone interested in food, sustainability, and inclusivity

Join us for an in person screening of the film followed by a panel discussion on Tuesday, September 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m at the Waisman Center Auditorium. 

Can’t make it in-person? The film will be available to stream virtually from September 21- October 2

Join Us Virtually

You can stream the film at your convenience from September 21st through October 2nd. Register for the film link here.

Don’t forget to join us for the panel discussion at 7:45 pm Central Time on September 27th. You can find the link for the panel discussion under the Q&A tab.

Questions about the virtual event? Contact Teresa Palumbo at palumbo@waisman.wisc.edu or 608-279-7460

Accessibility: The film is being presented with descriptive audio and closed captioning (English and Spanish).

Join Us In Person

Join us in-person at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison on September 27th at 6:30 pm Central Time. Watch the film and participate in the panel discussion. The event is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC, but please register in advance here. The event will conclude between 8:30/8:45 pm CT.

Questions about the in-person event? Contact Teresa Palumbo at palumbo@waisman.wisc.edu or 608-279-7460

Accessibility: The film is being presented with descriptive audio and open captions in English.

Getting to the Waisman Center: The Waisman Center is located at: 1500 Highland Ave, Madison WI 53705. Friends of the Waisman Center Auditorium can be found on the First Floor, West Annex. Enter through the doors marked auditorium and follow the signs to the screening.

PARKING: Free parking available in lot 82 at the Waisman Center. Participants may park in available blue and yellow stalls anytime after 4:30 p.m. Accessible parking is reserved at all times for disability permit holders only.

About the Filmmaker

Jennifer Tennican has been working in film and video since the late 1990s and has experience in all aspects of documentary production. Most recently she directed and produced, Far Afield: A Conservation Love Story, an award-winning documentary about 91-year-old Jackson Hole conservation icon Bert Raynes. The program is being distributed nationally by American Public Television (APT) with Wyoming PBS as the presenting station. Approximately 200 public television stations in 40 states and the District of Columbia began airing it in April 2016. Ms. Tennican also directed and produced the award-winning The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads. This hour-long documentary was also distributed nationwide by APT and presented by Wyoming PBS. The film explores 70 years of cultural change in and around Jackson Hole. In 2011, she won the Wyoming Short Film Contest with Highway 22 Revisited, a comedic spin-off inspired by her work on The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads. In addition to her documentary work, she has written, directed, produced and edited promotional and educational videos for for-profits, non-profits and government agencies.


Live Panel Discussion:

Cultivating Food, Inclusion and Employment

Tuesday, September 27 at 7:45 p.m. CT

Join us in person at the Waisman Auditorium or JOIN VIRTUALLY.

Join the filmmaker, Jen Tennican, and two employees from Vertical Harvest, Chris and Sean, for a lively discussion about disability, inclusion, innovative food production and healthy communities. Jen, Chris, And Sean will be joining the panel discussion remotely. Leann Dewalt, Director of the University Center for Excellence in Development Disabilities at the Waisman Center will moderate. Stay tuned for updates of local panelists.