Some people ask you what you do for a living so that they can calculate the level of respect to give you.”
Many injustices (and toxins!) are invisible due to distance, ideology, or simple chemistry. If you can’t see it, you can’t change it. So, the first task of an activist is often to make the invisible visible.
Social problems are often obscured by distance, ideology, or simple chemistry (when was the last time you noticed PCBs in your drinking water?). If you can’t see it, you can’t change it, so the first task of an activist is often to make the invisible visible.
There are several kinds of “invisibility.” Which one you’re dealing with will shape the approach you take.
People who have the luxury of not seeing an uncomfortable truth often simply won’t, even if it’s in front of their faces. Privileged people easily ignored the everyday injustices inflicted on a daily basis. Injustices made invisible by ideology can be brought to light by reframing the stories.
The role of the activist often resembles that of the child in the Hans Christian Andersen story: Even if everyone knows the emperor has no clothes, saying as much in public can have revolutionary consequences. Exposing previously hidden problems can be the first and most important step in resolving them.
Interview Meet Ms. Flaurine Created Fifth Street Community Garden and She is the proud owner of the land. She speaks three languages: French, Spanish and English
That moment she said, I miss you!
A community garden can help transform people who happen to live in the same place into a united community. It celebrates diversity in individual plots while creating opportunities for people to work together and learn from each other—about gardening, food preparation, and more. They learn to respect each others’ differences and to appreciate what they have in common. Community gardens build relationships that last beyond the growing season.
In addition, community gardens lead to a more livable environment, creating beauty and reducing crime