The greatest moment, for me, of the whole march was when we were headed there through the impoverished Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. I was carrying my sign that says “Local food is the answer!” and the residents really responded. Nods, smiles, words of affirmation and looks of approval. They might not have been empowered to join the march, or aware that their presence was desired, but this issue resonated with them. As Freire says in Pedagogy of the Oppressed, the issues MUST be defined from within the population, and these people already understand how local food could IS counterpower. Hopefully, I’ve set some ripples out into the world. I feel really hopeful regarding engaging my own underprivileged urban community here in Worcester MA. People really get it!