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Susan Jurow

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Review for Re:Vision, Denver, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a professor of education, I am interested in understanding how we can organize better social futures with and for marginalized communities. This is a complex problem that demands action from many different kinds of actors including non-profits, schools, local government, national funding agencies, activists, and neighborhood residents. This is the problem that leads ReVision’s work around food justice in the Westwood neighborhood of Denver.

Eric Kornacki, Joseph Teipel, Patricia Grado and their team of promotoras have worked tirelessly with residents to create programs aimed at improving food access in Westwood and empowering residents to develop solutions to pressing community problems. In my research on ReVision’s work, we have found that this small non-profit has done much more than grown 200+ backyard gardens, established a community farm, and acquired funding for creating a community food cooperative. What is most impressive is that ReVision has developed an approach to community organizing that has built on the assets of community residents so that they have developed a new sense of themselves as civic leaders and a more expansive view of the possibilities for their neighborhood. ReVision is an outstanding organization that is creating positive and lasting change in Denver. More people should know about the good work that they do.

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