Hearts of Glass Screening & Panel Discussion
Join us for an evening of film and discussion featuring the newest award-winning documentary from JenTen Productions – "Hearts of Glass."
The film is an intimate portrait of a Wyoming social venture at the intersection of disability rights and sustainable, local food production.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Speakers: Jen Tennican, Filmmaker; Two Vertical Harvest Employees (stay tuned!); Lynne McAuliffe, Dean of Business, Technical, Health and Safety
Moderator: Terry Dugas, Wyoming PBS
About the Film:
"Hearts of Glass" follows the tumultuous first 15 months of operation of Vertical Harvest (VH) of Jackson Hole, a multi-story, state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse that grows crops while providing meaningful, competitively-paid jobs for people with disabilities. VH is located on 1/10 of an acre at an elevation of 6,237 feet in Jackson, a mountain town with extreme seasonal fluctuations in weather, population, and demand for produce.
The film weaves the story of VH’s technical and business challenges with the personal journeys of several employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Innovation, inclusion and opportunity create a fertile environment for people and plants to grow. The employees with disabilities – part of an underestimated, underemployed and vulnerable population – are a vital and visible part of this community-based business.
Riverton Tour Stop Sponsors | Outreach Partners
Central Wyoming College
The Wyoming "Hearts of Glass" Tour is supported in part by a grant from Wyoming Humanities
Corporate | Institutional Sponsors
First Interstate Bank
Homer A. & Mildred S. Scott Foundation
Town Square Inns of Jackson Hole
Sponsors | Outreach Partners
University of Wyoming Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
University of Wyoming Office of Engagement and Outreach
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)
Social Justice Research Center
Wyoming Business Alliance
Wyoming Economic Development Association
Parents Helping Parents of Wyoming, Inc. (Wyoming Parent Information Center)
Wyoming Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
Wyoming Public Radio & Media
Also supported by generous donations from individuals and families.