Time to Act
When a story is commonly held, in trust, it affects the way we think about ourselves, gives us hope, and leads to action. This is the reason I made Food For Change, to counter the dominant narrative of individualism and provide a touchstone for people in communities across the country who are organizing to address their needs through cooperation.
As we embark on an era of great concern for the direction of our nation, it’s important to tell stories that provide something positive to believe in—citizens in action—strengthening their ties to solve their problems.
Last year we had 43 screenings in 20 states during National Co-op Month. This year we’re aiming for 50 screenings in 25 states plus more PBS broadcasts and college events (12 community college screenings are already lined up). Fifty or more screenings and TV broadcasts will give us the hook needed to pitch stories about co-ops to regional and national magazines, as we did last year—see report for activities in 2016 and plans for 2017.
If you'd like to join our 2017 campaign, please let me know ASAP so we can start planning. We will need your participation and financial support to achieve the goals outlined in the report.
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