FOOD WILL UNITE US ALL! IT'S A START!!!!!!
I've been watching all these peaceful demonstrations about justice for George Floyd. There's alot of anger, frustrations on the part of demonstrators who are exhaustively communicating to anyone who wants to listen.
Thre needs to be a conversation with the police and community leaders. Although there may be differences on issues, if there is food, I believe food brings the 2 sides together. Talking about foods and maybe relating to their own families dishes can start a commonality together nd speaking about issues while eating may crete a wonderful outcome.
I have always been an advocate that food brings us all together. Why wait when a tragedy has to happen.
You may agree or disagree or even think I'm crazy but right now solutions must be found whether its outside the box or not.
Just think, when food is mentioned, everyone feels positive, hungry and high anticipation. The bar is lowered to talk, listen nd hear attentively when opposing views re presented.
Most times, during corporate meeting, we learn, take break, speak about the lunch meal and get back to meeting with a different perspective. Why is it done in the private sector and not at the grass roots level. Maybe a pot luck dinner with the community leaders bringing their ethnic foods and maybe invite community too. Inviting police brass or maybe invite policeman and allow the police officers bring their special dishes, share stories before the meeting begins, develop relationships, its ok to agree to disagree but its better than nothing. It's always a start but communication is important.
Problems and issues about racial equality has festered for years, so bringing minds together at the grassroots level is a start. Forget about the state or federal level. Things can be done at the grassroots levels surely!
Policing will have to change drastically and at the grassroots level there's no politics involved.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com
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