About the Book - 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.




No Table Too Small Book Cover 001There 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.

 

Want to become a better food system change agent? A careful and reflective read of No Table Too Small will yield important lessons that will benefit you and your community.” –Mark Winne

 

In an age of political polarization and entrenched opinions, Laura Titzer argues that the only way we can achieve deep change to our food system is through engaging with those who hold radically divergent opinions. She provides a path forward with strategies and ruminations on the process needed to achieve that change.” –Andy Fisher, Big Hunger

 

Today’s political and social climate is stymied by polarization and an inability to communicate with–or be understanding of–different points of view. Ironically, when so many aspects of our society are deemed in disrepair, this is the least effective way to bring about change. Instead, we should be looking for ways to build bridges between polarized sides; ways to hear and consider differing viewpoints; ways to find signals of recognition and respect for all parties involved.

 

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

 

 

About the Author - 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.




Publications

Speaking and Facilitation

  • Farm to Food Bank Community Workshops | Multiple Counties in Washington State | 2015-Present
  • Farm to Food Bank Strategies | WA Food Coalition Conference | 2014
  • Guest Speaker, Screening of A Place at the Table | Federal Way United Methodist Church | 2013
  • Advocacy Training | School of Public Health, University of Washington | 2012 and 2013
  • Advocacy Training | Bastyr University | 2013
  • Food Justice Guest Speaker | Seattle Culinary Academy, Seattle Central Community College | 2011-2013
  • Food Justice Community Presentation | Issaquah Library | 2013
  • Food Justice Co-Presenter | Tierre Madre | 2013
  • Food Assesments | 4th Annual Wisconsin Local Food Summit | 2010
Laura Titzer, Author, No Table Too Small

Laura Titzer, Author, No Table Too Small

 

 

 

Where to Buy - Purchase No Table Too Small online at Amazon, direct from the author at Createspace, or at Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park and Seward Park locations) if you're in the Seattle, WA area.




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Events -

2017 Events:

  • September 12th – Tacoma, WA. Book Signing at the Closing the Hunger Gap Conference.
  • September 28th – Seattle, WA. Third Place Books – Seward Park, 7pm. Reading and book-signing.
  • October 8th – Evansville, IN. Barnes and Noble, 2pm. Reading and book-signing.

Contact - Thank you for your interest. For press or speaking inquiries, or general questions, please use the form below to connect with the author.





 

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