Umoja Community Builders Summer Internship

For the summer of Community Builders 2009 we are focusing and researching the topic of food justice. We discussed the topic of food justice, and the problem of food deserts. When we say food justice we mean each community having the same access to food. When we say food desert we are referring to a lack of grocery stores in a specific area. While researching we noticed that North Lawndale is suffering from a food desert because of a lack of grocery stores in the area. Us thirty- five teenagers decided to find a solution to this problem. In the course of the second week we visited an organization called Green Youth Farm, where other teens learn how to grow organic foods. After researching we have created several questions to produce a survey, which we passed out to the community later on that week. Once during every week, we attend Free Spirit Media to gain knowledge of the process of making a documentary. When we are there we learn to edit footage, produce a soundtrack, and generate texts. What both Community Builders and Green Youth Farm are doing is only two parts to the solution. The last part requires the assistance of the residents in the North Lawndale community to take action.

By: Shanobia Davis and Jasmine Coleman

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Shanobia's Story (from Image Writing Activity)

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I woke up yesterday and I wanted a sandwich. Since the grocery store was too far away, I walked to the liquor store. When I got to the store, I noticed that the name of the store was Drink Liquor. Then I started thinking that the name of the store was crazy. But the craziest part was that the store owner was selling fruit, and newspaper outside the store. That confused me, the store was selling bread, meat, cheese, beer, wine, fruits, vegetables, and newspapers. That made me go to the corner store that's across the street from the liquor store. So i went in that store and bought the cheese, meat, and bread for my sandwich. Then I went home ate my sandwich with some Blueberry Kool- Aid, and finished watching Tyra.

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