Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Slice of Solidarity


I can't believe the story I just read (see link at end of post). As protests continue in Wisconsin to maintain workers' rights--specifically the right to collectively bargain--someone realized that the protesters might be a bit hungry. So they ordered a pizza from Ian's on State St. to be delivered to the Capitol building where some people have spent 5 days and nights trying to convince Governor Walker to change his tune. (i won't go into politics here, but let's just say that the bill he introduced has caused an uproar!)

People from 12 other countries and 38 states have followed suit. Ian's has always supported local farmers, businesses, and made a darn good pizza, but now I love Ian's even more. They are working hand in hand with people around the world, non-stop (I went into the very crowded State Street location Saturday with my family, and the workers are literally running around making pizza as fast as they can), to support the rights of all of Wisconsin's families.

I have always believed that food is what binds us, unites us and brings people together in peace. Maybe Scott Walker needs a slice of Solidarity Pizza.

7 comments:

Pam said...

I have been following this story. Amazing and you're so right about food uniting.

Lo said...

Totally agreed.
If more in politics approached their day to day with even half the hear of Ian's, the world would be a better place.

Carolyn Jung said...

I love this story. Just goes to show how food is so much more than sustenance. It's a connection to cultures, politics, social change and everything in between. ;)

Otehlia said...

I agree. And apparently they have suspended their regular service because they can only handle donation orders! Food love!

AZ said...

I just blogged about this myself! http://diningandopining.blogspot.com/ and am going to be blogging all week about "solidarity through food" as spotted at the protests this week.

Otehlia said...

Hi Anna,
great to meet you through your blog. I am following your blog now. Maybe I'll see you at the capitol:)

AZ said...

Thanks for following along with my blog, Otehlia! I'd love any feedback or comments you have. Maggie G. is actually a mutual friend of ours who turned me on to your blog (we went to college together!). Looking forward to meeting in real life some day.