How many liquor stores are in your neighborhood vs. grocery stores? Next to liquor what is the highest commodity at the liquor store? What is at the liquor store for community members under 21? Where in the store are these item located?
Draw a map of your block or neighborhood. Mark the spots where there is a liquor store with an X. Mark every other shop or market with an O. Next to each X and O write what they sell there. How many X’s do you have? How many O’s? How far apart are they from each other and your home?
How do companies target black and brown communities? What tactics, language, images, or characters do they use? How do advertisements and marketing affect where you chose to shop?
Step into the character of an advertisement agency or soda company. Write a poem or pitch about who your product is targeting, why they are a good market to pitch to and what your campaign will look like.
How can we dodge the bullet of Type 2? What choices can we make despite the forces around us to succumb to an unhealthy lifestyle? How can we use what we’ve learned or share it with our community in an accessible way?