write a 1250 words essay about food justice
1. Food Justice Case Description (250 words, 5%)
Choose a FOOD JUSTICE CASE that you (and two or more academic researchers) find worth examining and communicating about because the case illustrates a noteworthy effort aimed at understanding and/or improving food justice. The â€œcaseâ€ must be exemplary instance of some intervention in the food system. Could be a marketing campaign, project, program, law, regulation, social movement, community garden, food festival, food art, research project, blog, foodshed council, alliance, network, theatre performance, video, multimedia, song, etc.
Describe your case in 250 words using the following structure: (you can do this in a list format using the headers below; it does not need to be in the form of an narrative essay).
1. Top of the page: Include your Food Justice Case title (e.g., Urban Agriculture as a Rooted Neighborhood Approach to Improving Food Justice), your name and date.
2. One Photo or Illustration, with title and source, to help the reader get a sense of your case.
3. Drivers: Who are the leaders at the heart of the case? If there are no identifiable leaders, what entity or entities are responsible for making it happen (e.g., civic organizations, nonprofits, business, government, faith-based groups, academic, tribes)?
4. Purpose: What are those responsible for the case trying to accomplish, why, for who?
5. Location/Scale: Does this case have a particular location (local neighborhood, rural farm, building wall or roof, city, country) or does it transcend borders as a global or regional network?
6. Most significant successes, failures, or questions raised. List one or more of the most notable features of the case with respect to, for instance, lessons learned, discoveries made, changes accomplished. This can be descriptive only since youâ€™ll get be analytical in the second â€œanalytical narrativeâ€ part of the assignment.
7. Provide pathways to learn more about the case specifically and/or the subject matter more generally: Include (a) one relevant website or video, (b) two published academic sources (e.g., research-based journal articles or books), and (c) one public source (e.g., a government report, newspaper account, blog, community newsletter).
2. Analytical Narrative (750 words total, includes the 100-word ABT, 20% total)
This part of the assignment challenges you to get analyticalâ€“i.e., use concepts to say something meaningful about your case. Explain why you choose to focus on this case and creative product. What do you and others (e.g., researchers, policy makers, government officials, community leaders, participants) see as the caseâ€™s merits, strengths, impacts, potential risks or limitations? Based on what kind of evidence? Write your response to these questions in a narrative format that analyzes your case in light of content discussed in COMM 114J (e.g., concepts, theories, ideas, learning objectives, etc.).
You have a lot of flexibility here. See the guide at the very end of this doc for ideas.
An excellent analytical narrative will meet all of the following objectives (the criteria by which we will grade this part of your assignment)
1. You place at the top of your analytical narrative a condensed 100-word ABT story that sets the stage for your analytical narrative â€“the and and, but, therefore bit.
2. You introduce and analyze your case (i.e., you shed light on some notable aspect of it using concepts and evidence derived from COMM 114J content.
3. Your analysis includes a point of view, a reasoned position or argument about the case and the rationale for your creative product (this part is crucial, itâ€™s the beating heart of your analytical narrative).
4. You include a bibliography that cites at least two scholarly publications, and one non-academic written sources (e.g., a newspaper article, government or industry report).
5. The total length is 750 words not including the bibliography.
3. A Creative Product with Message (a 250-word message to your target audience, and your creative product including a 100-word creative product description +image, 15%)
Produce a creative product that supports the therefore part of your case. The â€œsupportâ€ can take many forms, including but not limited to: (a) raising public awareness and understanding your case; (b) inspiring, encouraging, incentivizing communities –public and/or privateâ€”to get involved with the intervention or action you are drawing attention to or supporting; (c) providing content useful for research and/or education purposes; (d) helping frame the case for a transformative campaign or social movement, (e) help give rise to a legislative or institutional initiative that supports a localization of climate change mitigation and/or adaptation.
The Creative Product itself can also take many forms, including but not limited to the following: (a) an original video, poster, artwork, story; song; (b) an agenda for a workshop or play, (c) a written technical report targeting leadership; (d) a newsletter targeting some segment of the public; (e) talking points for a door-to-door campaign in a neighborhood, (f) a blog, multimedia GIS based storymap, or some other form of interactive social media.