Decorated scientist and best-selling author Dr. T. Colin Campbell joins his son, filmmaker Nelson Campbell, at the Iroquois Amphitheater in Iroquois Park for a "RALLY FOR A PLANTPURE NATION" on Saturday, July 12th to celebrate the growing public interest in the plant-based diet. Louisville KY House Representative Tom Riner will join the Campbells on stage, with music sets performed by the rising indie-folk band Driftwood.
Plant-based food and beverages will be available during the rally, which runs from 6:30pm to 9:30. The event is free.
The Campbells expect a large following of Louisville supporters at their RALLY FOR A PLANTPURE NATION, including some who will share their success stories of transitioning to the diet. Other issues to be addressed include food deserts and the connection of plant-based nutrition to a possible renaissance in small family farming. The Producer of Forks Over Knives will also be on hand for a Q&A session after presenting sneak peek clips from their upcoming film PlantPure Nation.
ABOUT T. COLIN CAMPBELL
For more than 40 years, Dr. Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Project, is considered the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University and project director of the acclaimed China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project. The study was the culmination of a 20-year partnership of Cornell University, Oxford University, and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine.
ABOUT THE BAND DRIFTWOOD
After the release of their Debut CD "Rally Day" in 2009, the indie-folk band DRIFTWOOD has spent most of the last four years on the road. With club and festival appearances alongside of artists such as Bela Fleck, Old Crow Medicine Show, Rusted Root, Del McCoury, Brett Dennen, The Wailers, Railroad Earth, Robert Randolph, Rubblebucket, Leon Russell, Emmylou Harris and Donna the Buffalo, Driftwood is poised to explode onto the national music scene. In the last three years they've played over 500 shows. http://www.DriftwoodTheBand.com
ABOUT THE FILM PLANTPURE NATION
The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. When nutritional scientist and author T. Colin Campbell inspires Kentucky State Representative Tom Riner to propose a pilot program documenting the health benefits of a plant-based diet, they inadvertently set in motion a series of events that expose powerful forces opposed to the diet. When industry lobbyists kill the pilot program, Dr. Campbell's oldest son Nelson decides to try his own grassroots approach in his hometown of Mebane, North Carolina. He then circles back to Kentucky for a dramatic ending to the film. The creative team behind PlantPure Nation includes the former Writer and Producer of the hit documentary film Forks Over Knives. http://www.PlantPureNation.com
Iroquois Amphitheater in Iroquois Park (View)
1080 Amphitheater Rd.
Louisville, KY 40214