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Food deserts: Korry Shepard of the Gary Historical Collective

In what I hope can be a regular conversation, I got to speak for a second time with Korry Shepard about his ideas for how to address food deserts in Gary.

You can watch our conversation here, or on the New Backwater Facebook page.

You can watch my second conversation with Korry Shepard of The Gary Historical Collective right here! We talked about his participation in the upcoming Resilient Midtown Walking Tour, as well as Korry's ideas to address food deserts in the city of Gary. You can find links to his articles here:

We talked about "going for it" with good ideas to make our communities better, support for local restaurants, and attracting people to come enjoy Gary.

Here's a question for you: What comes first - a community trying to be "friendlier," or outsiders changing their perspectives to be more open to differences?

You can find more information about the Resilient Midtown Walking Tour here:

The tour is April 23rd at 11 AM, and it is being put on by Calumet Artist Residency , IU Northwest School of the Arts , and @Indiana University Northwest

I attended the first tour last September, and it was amazing! There is so much to learn about the past, present, and future of Midtown, and the people who are on the cutting edge of resilience there.


Thank you for reading the New Backwater blog! I hope that you find ideas and perspectives here for making connections between the US and Latin America, for finding balance by leveraging tools of the past with lessons of the present, and for achieving transformation to make the world a better place. I'm trying to work on these things every day, and I'm grateful you're sharing that journey with me.

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