A basic need vs. A basic need
In todays society Wi-Fi has become a main priority, even more-so than food. Without access people become shocked and flustered. Why is it that the population gets outraged over losing the connection to a vitual world but don’t get outraged over a basic need, a reality? Humans, especially in Western cultures are so in-tuned with a connection to the internet that they don’t seem to fully comprehend the realistic problems happening right in front of them.
We’ve created a video depicting the reactions from people who’ve been thrown off by a sign stating “No Wi-Fi”. Our hopes for this video is to start a conversation about how our priorities have changed since the accessability to Wi-Fi. People need to stop and think as to why worrying about famous celebrities is more important than worrying about indidivduals in their environment who have a lack of food. Losing a Wi-Fi connection momentarily seems to be more of a shock than seeing someone walk into a soup kitchen, or walk out of a grocery store with minimal nutricious food.
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Theory of Change
In order for change to happen, everyone needs to take a step back and re-think values of ourselves and others. People are struggling everyday making ends meat, working 9-5 and barely getting by. Spending money on $900.00 phones but have empty fridges. Students failing classes because they stay up late on Facebook while eating Kraft dinner, and eatting quick fast food meals rather than taking the time to cook nurticous foods for themselves. We need to spend less time on our phones and more time supporting our communities with problems that are actually concerning. Food insecurity can effect any one of us at any given time, so why not be concerned about that?
How do we get people involved?
One of the best ways to get members in the community to get involded is to provide the community with information, to connect them to things that hit home. Most believe that food insceruity is not having food when its much more than just that.
We created a video
The video we chose to make is about how we value Wi-Fi more than we value food. For instants, when we walk into the school and find out the Wi-Fi is down we are suprised and shocked, but why are we not as equaily caught off guard over not having access to food?
Step 1: Brainstorming how to make the Buddy System sustainable and raise awareness
Step 2: Created a storyboard for the video
Step 3: Connecting “No Wi-Fi” too food insecurity
Step 4: Bought supplies and created the sign saying “No Wi-Fi”.
Step 5: Speaking with physical resources, GCSA and The Dean about our ideas
Step 6: Shooting the video
Step 7: Editing Video
Step 8: Launching the video
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Program: Child and Youth Care & Social Service Worker
Semester: Summer 2018
Designed For: Community
Supporting: Students and Community members
Students: Colton Moores & Crystal Ribble
Links to Sustainable Developmental Goals
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