Date: May 5, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm  to  9:30 pm

College Houses is sponsoring a screening of “Many Hands,” a documentary about the food, housing, and worker cooperatives in Austin.

Told through conversations among the Austin cooperative community’s leaders, activists and “connectors,” the documentary will examine Austin “as a new standard for sustainable, community-based living – an example to be followed.” Among the cooperatives featured in the film are College Houses, Inter-Cooperative Council, Wheatsville Co-op, Black Star Co-op, Artists’ Screen Printing Co-op, and Cooperation Texas.

“Our film is a story of struggle and setbacks, growth and success over decades of time, always focusing on the underlying currents that helped to overcome many difficult challenges,” said cooperative activist Jim Jones, who produced the documentary.

There will be a reception at 6:30 pm, and a discussion with the director and producer following the film. The program is free, with a suggested donation of $5.

For more information, contact Kim Penna, or (512) 476-5678.

Location: Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th, Austin