Social Change

This module asks the question: where does social transformation come from? We explore successes and failures of various facets of the food movement in the global North and South, and we unpack how different actors — individuals, organizations, businesses and governments — have championed change. Here we explore how social change actually happens: what strategies and tactics have worked? What does it mean to "vote with your fork"? 

In conversation with CFCC's Nick Saul, Raj Patel highlights the vital role of storytelling and channeling compassion into advocacy. Patel encourages the food sovereignty sector to have "a certain kind of imagination" to build alliances across movements. Finally, he investigates the role of the consumer in transforming the food system.

We were thrilled to welcome Raj Patel’s lessons from the frontlines of the food justice movement in this webinar. An award-winning writer, activist, and academic, Raj Patel has worked for the World Bank and WTO, and protested against them around the world. His first book was Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and his latest, The Value of Nothing, is a New York Times best-seller. CFCC's Nick Saul moderated the discussion.

The breakdown of the four part series is as follows:

  1. What does effective advocacy look like? Building alliances across movements
  2. Hopeful hotspots of community mobilization around the globe
  3. Storytelling as a powerful tool for change
  4. Q+A and Next Steps

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