Our interviews with grassroots leaders Haydée Cuza and Sara Soka provide real-world insights and best practices for effective movements.
Sara Soka was the Campaign Manager for Berkeley, California’s successful 2014 ballot initiative for a local tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The one-cent-per-ounce tax is funding school gardening, cooking, nutrition programs, and community grants to address health disparities. In her two-part Grassroots Change interview, Sara shares the secrets of success and critical lessons for other movements. Read part 1 and 2 of her interview.
Haydée Cuza is the executive director of Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services (PEERS) in Oakland, California. In her Grassroots Change interview, Haydée shares the work of PEERS and the need for building an effective grassroots mental health movement. Read part 1 and 2 of her interview.