Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab, Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, and the Laurie M.Tisch Illumination Fund, cordially invite you to attend a screening of the documentary The Apple Pushers.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Sean Basinski, Founder and Director of Street Vendor Project; Karen Karp, President of Karp Resources; Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Councilman; and Charles Platkin, Assistant Professor at te CUNY School of Public Health.

A reception will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by the screening which will begin promptly at 6:30 PM. To RSVP email or call 212-772-4007.

The Apple Pushers, a new documentary film written and directed by Mary Mazzio, narrated by actor Edward Norton, and underwritten by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, follows the inspiring stories of immigrant pushcart vendors who have joined the NYC Green Cart Initiative, the NYC Department of Health’s innovative strategy to increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in New York City’s food deserts – neighborhoods where finding a ripe, red apple is a serious challenge and where obesity and diabetes rates are skyrocketing. Most of the vendors are first-generation immigrants seeking new opportunities – like generations of immigrants in pursuit of the American Dream. The Apple Pushers shares their stories and aspirations while chronicling the issue of access to healthy foods, the obesity crisis, immigration and entry-level entrepreneurship.

March 20, 2012

6:00 PM

Hunter College
2180 3rd Avenue


RSVP to or 212-772-4007