Unity/Building our Power to transform the Power Relationships that shape the social determinants of health.
Draft--some thoughts floating around about building our people power and disunity from the vantage point of Kansas
who is truly building inclusive, radical movements for change?
if we could even all get on the same page and realize we need to organize ourselves to transform our power realtionships with the BIG Food
corporations et al....could we all work together? No, many people will
not work with others.. the rural farmers will not work with poor urban
folks for one...
the current power structure use this to their
advantage and in fact perhaps creates this division, fanning "tribal"
dissension, prejudice, and tribal pride....
..... Building the people power to implement real
structural solutions to the root causes of hunger for me is the issue;
can we build the power to transform our power relationships with the big
corporations that currently prescribe our food and agriculture
and most everything else about our lives.. I think we know how to grow
food sustainably, but we don't have
the power to do it.
Thus, that is the crux of the work that truly
needs to be done.
Furthermore, we already have enough food, but we
don't have enough justice; our system of distribution, you pay to eat, is not fair so many don't eat because they don't have the funds. They
don't have the funds because our political, socioeconomic don't work
In essence this is what we need to reform, but this is
the challenge because the current power structure does not want
change--of course. But anything else just seems like business as usual.