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Unc macro class Presentation Transcript

  • 1. My macro career pathMy favorite macro resources
  • 2. A long andwinding road
  • 3. • Work with trade associations• What is the policy area that is most active today?• Seize the moment
  • 4. • Learn from other disciplines – law, public health, planning, public policy, geography• Ground your practice in social work values -- equity, diversity, open processes, understanding power, experiential learning
  • 5. • Serious community organizing is happening across the country, some electoral• Community-based groups are working on jobs issues by industry and by location• The labor movement, while weak in the South, is an active partner in other places
  • 6. • CDFI = Community Development Financial Institution• Community control of capital is a key to healthy communities• CDFIs fund health care and child care facilities, schools and non-profits plus small biz
  • 7. Today 10% of our food budget is typicallyspent on fruits & veg.$600 of $6,000 annually (US Consumer Expenditure Survey 2010)
  • 8. Potential NC fruit/veg demand: $600 X 3.5 MM NC households $ 2. 1 Bil. annually
  • 9. 21% of N.C. households are foodinsecure or have very low food security (US Census Bureau 2010)
  • 10. My FavoriteMacro Resources
  • 11. www.historyisaweapon.com