Social change has no room for ego. It has no room for hierarchies. Social change demands us to be curious and allow for possibilities to emerge.
There is an ever-growing need to see beyond differences and harness common values by rethinking collaboration and inclusivity. Real and sustained change insists that everyone be at the table, not just people that we want to work with. 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.
“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
“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
“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
Review by Emily Nink for Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)
"Laura Titzer’s timely handbook... provides tools for digging deeper into critical issues, bridging divisions across sociocultural and political groups, and co-creating a vision for a broader, more inclusive food movement." Read here...
Review By Grace Gershuny, Author of Organic Revolutionary: A Memoir of the Movement for Real Food, Planetary Healing, & Human Liberation.
"In No Table Too Small, Laura Titzer relates her insights from years of helping food-related organizations be more effective change makers. While she gears her simple self-published book towards food system activists, her advice is valuable for any social change group, especially those working to help local communities work together across political and cultural divides." Read here...