The past couple of years have seen turbulent political change—and we’ve been there with you, marching in the streets, signing petitions, and engaging in important debates online and in the real world. One thing is clear: there’s tremendous energy and desire to connect to make positive change.
We at Real Food Media know that to turn our collective energy into people power, we need to organize. From community gardens to town halls across the country and beyond, nothing is more powerful than people coming together to break bread, share ideas, and create the kind of world we want to see.
That’s why we’re launching three new organizing toolkits with resources to help you bring your community together, spark impactful conversations, dig deeper, and take action.
If you believe a just, healthy, and environmentally sustainable world is possible: let’s get busy.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND IN EACH TOOLKIT:
- Curated film reels you can watch or screen for a group on the people, places, and stories at the heart of each theme
- Guiding questions to facilitate reflection and discussion
- Engagement activities to turn your film screening into a community-building, action-oriented event
- Downloadable resources to share with your audience
- Ideas for ways to organize in your own community for food system change
- A glossary explaining key terms used in the toolkit
- Tips for individuals and organizations interested in hosting their own event around these themes
TOOLKITS ARE GEARED TOWARDS:
- Who care about good food and want to dig deeper to understand how our food system works (or doesn’t work) and how food can be a starting point for building a better world.
- Food, health, labor, and climate activists who are eager to organize their communities around concrete campaigns and actions
- Students and educators looking for tools that combine learning with action, inside and outside of the classroom
- Faith-based groups interested in fostering support for healthy, just, and sustainable food systems
- Neighborhood associations and other local organizations looking for ways to strengthen community through informed engagement with food issues
- Offices, unions, and other workplace groups that want to facilitate conversation among co-workers about their place in the food system
Have something else in mind? The sky’s the limit! Toolkits include materials accessible to people from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience. Tell us about your group and let us know if we can help you get organized by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Header photo: Annette Bernhardt, Oakland Fast Food Strike, December 2014.