A Food Oasis in North Tulsa

Date: 16 Mar 2023 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Aaron Johnson, founder and owner of Oasis Fresh Market in North Tulsa, Oklahoma, tells his journey of opening a grocery store to provide a refuge, safe place, and shelter to a community that had been a food desert for fourteen years. On the second half of the episode, Stacy Mitchell explains the policy decisions that have led to an increasingly consolidated grocery sector and the steps to take to support locally-owned, community-centric grocery models. … Read More

New Report: The Dollar Store Invasion

Date: 28 Feb 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this report, we spotlight communities rising up against dollar chains and how federal policymakers need to address the ways in which misguided policies are fueling the destructive proliferation of dollar stores. … Read More

Toledo Takes Dollar Stores to Church

Date: 28 Feb 2023 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Dr. Perryman, a life-long Toledo resident, tells his story of leading a religious, social, and political movement to empower his community and fight against dollar store proliferation. Kennedy Smith weaves Dr. Perryman’s story into the national fight against dollar stores. She notes the harms that dollar stores inflict as well as the strategies communities can use to battle them. … Read More

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