Hello all Hunger Fighters! What a year it has been! We are coming to the end of our pilot year and I think a decent recap of my favorites is only appropriate :). Let’s see, we started off our August of 2011 with an awesome RH meeting in Washington DC. We got to meet each other and brainstorm ideas about how to Revolution Hunger can bring our message to YOU!
New media Producers decided up on videos, pictures, and LOTS of blog posts. One of my favorite blog posts was “To Be OR Not“ . I wrote this post with the Trayvon Martin case in mind; everyone focused in on such a terrible tragedy but tragedies happen all the time in our face. It’s not until something extreme happens in our own backyards that we tend not to take certain things for granted. I wanted to appeal to all in the sense that let’s not take forever for something bad to happen, before we take action against it.
Now, all the new media producers at Rev Hunger have done an supercalifragilistic job with making videos. We done everything from interviews on the street to hawking kids down in our school hallway with a camera. It was alotta work. Trust me on this one. I have to bring up the very first Rev Hunger video, by Jessie in San Francisco. She made it out to be like a news show which was really cool! It was witty and was loaded with info about Rev Hunger and what was poppin (/-__-)/.
Then, there was the “Dc Students Think Hunger Is…” video. I had hella fun with this video. I interviewed so many tens, teachers, administrators it was RI-DIC-U-LOUS. I had a class discussion about hunger and what it meant to the kids in my school. I got different feedback from everyone and on some topics the decision was unanimous.
Alexcia from the Twin Cities made “Ideas and Words” within like a month of her joining us! It was a total silent video and was pretty cool because the teens wrote on a board what they wanted and it was just so inspirational.
Well, Rev Hunger def did more than just that but I don’t think there’s enough GB space on Tumblr to tell every detail of our journey. But I can say, Rev Hunger has broaden my views about famine and hunger. I have been thoroughly educated about the effects of over farming and nutritional value. Hunger is not just located in Africa but EVERYWHERE.
As the saying goes, Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Tekiah Jones is the Washington DC New Media Producer for the Revolution Hunger Campaign. Tekiah is a a senior at McKinley Technology High School is planning to study film production and broadcast at Howard University.
Check it out—the DC RevHunger Team in action!
What are you going to start?
Tekiah Jones is the Washington DC New Media Producer for the Revolution Hunger Campaign. Tekiah is a a senior at McKinley Technology High School is planning to study film production and broadcast at Syracuse University.
By Tekiah Jones
Rotating stomachs, confusion of sound
Negative imagery, holding us down
Social delusion, clearly constructed
Human kept hungry, morals corrupted
Trapped in reaction, lawlessness war
Dissatisfaction from bowels to core
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By Tekiah Jones
Earlier this month, I read a newspaper article about how food banks in the area are getting a higher demand for food from families who can’t afford it anymore. Food banks distributed over 30 million pounds of food this year—that’s over two percent more than last year. The most surprising? A little under half of the food is fresh produce…. but it ain’t always fresh.
The largest food pantry in DC, Capital Area Food Bank, received a donation of $1 million, thus eliminating the produce fee that other food banks who rely on them have to pay. This amount will also allow the pantry to buy healthy, fresh produce, like fruits and vegetables. Healthy. Many food banks are just focused on handing out food to hungry families. But, as noble as it sounds to feed people, if people aren’t eating right, then they’re not really being helped. This is something that is so often ignored, people not getting enough nutrients or eating the right foods. Tell me, what’s the point? Is it just to say you helped the people? Is it because it sounds good? Naw, it doesn’t sound good when people are getting diabetes and high cholesterol. Now they need to pay for prescription meds. Then there’s ANOTHER government problem.
That’s tough—you try to end one thing, just to cause another.
Let it be known that there can be change. You can’t fight without something to fight for, so join revolutionhunger.org and become a fighter. Fight for justice. Fight for your neighbor who can’t afford fresh meat and cheese. Fight for the 5-year-old who has stomach aches because she’s not getting enough to eat. Fight for the urban kids who are on specialized free lunch, the only meal in their day. Fight for better foods given to the hungry. Wait, just fight hunger. Make the pledge, and let the revolution be tweeted.