Laura Titzer, author of No Table Too Small
Laura is a community food organizer and facilitator who strives to create spaces for people to think about their interactions within the community. She grew up in Indiana where she co-founded the Indianapolis Food, Farm and Family Coalition and has worked with local and government agencies, as well as activist organizations, promoting food growers and producers in the United States. Laura currently holds an M.A. in Environment and Community from Antioch University, works in the hunger relief system, writes about food justice/social change, and resides in Seattle, Washington.
Social change requires relentless incrementalism with both a strong heart and patience. It has no room for ego. It has no room for hierarchies. It demands that we talk with people who are creating or upholding the obstacles in our way. It demands us to be great listeners with the ability to remain curious. How do we hold this space while retaining the ability to function? We engage the six capabilities of a change agent.
There is a growing need to overcome differences and find common values by rethinking collaboration and inclusivity. Real and sustained change requires everyone to be at the table, not just the people that we want to work with because of shared views. No Table Too Small walks us through six capabilities that people can use with other individuals, groups, and organizations to effect change in the food system.
There needs to be a shift in how we work and who we work with. There is an art and attitude to social change that is explored in this book. Laura Titzer provides tools and insights based on her personal and professional experiences for those working in the food system to incite change.
"Laura Titzer’s book provides a framework to reshape our food system through an inclusive and participatory process that focuses on discussion, finding common ground, and collective organizing. For activists, organizations, or change agents looking to incorporate these techniques into their methodology, No Table Too Small expertly and comprehensively lays the essential steps of true participatory change.”
–Loren Cardeli, A Growing Culture
Please join us for a book discussion and signing with Laura