It is a common thought; People going to prison are bad people - we should keep them at distance when they come out and try our best not to interact with them
So what then
But do they really deserve to be left behind without a second chance ? No, they are people like the rest of us and we should give them something to do, when they have served their time. Something which can keep them on the straight line of work and keep them away form their previously line of work.
Back to reality
With this thought on our mind, we have created a little group of mindfull people connected around a princip of food waste and rehabilitation.
The rehabilitation together with waste of food is thought of a way to give a semi normal job to people fresh out of prison and giving them normal work hours while giving them a feeling of belonging, together with a common sense of responsibility.
For many inmates the way back to life is a hard journey without many helping hands and in our company we have had a few test runs with people fresh out of prison, whom we have accepted as sort of handymans doing daily small jobs. Like helping with building of restaurants and bars, creative- and festivalspaces.
Right now we have 5 people in this sort of program, with different backgrounds and stories. They have showed us results in forms of hardwork, loyalty and a willing to continue when the jobs are getting hard and tiresome.
.. About food waste
Last year a program was created for a big danish festival, where a volunteer group gathered to collect the unused materials from foodshops at the festival. They brought all of the collected goods to nearby slaughterhouse school where they cooked and stockpiled it all so they later on could distribute the food to shelters around the country. One of the brains behind this program put together an idea to do pretty much the same thing, just on a daily basis, in a larger danish town.
The concept is simple. Open up a Second Hand Food Shop. Collect unused food. Sells it at the store and deliver it to peoples homes. Have a focus specific on ecological food and food from smaller farms.
By splitting the general political line up into sub genres and questions asked by You, we are creating a media platform which can Voice the general opinion of the public. This rather than giving half true prognoses modeled by companies who are profiting from this kind of work.
Furthermore will we give You the party by which your opinion match with the current political system. Whether it is a person You share opinions with or a parties which consist of Your opinions.
So what is the point of Voicing Your opinion if Your opinion right now is not changing the political picture? In our opinion it is of grave importance to give every human being the right to be heard. The easiest way to make a Voice be heard is to create a tool which allows You to stand together with people other than Yourself who are sharing Your Voice either publicly or anonymously.
What is the endgame with I sharing my opinions with the world like this with the world? Well, have You ever heard about liquid democracy? The idea is based on this system which is developed to ease the flow of decisions in our democracy. We hope to make our politicians a little more aware of what we actually think about what they do and say. To let them know we have an opinion even thou it is not election year.
What is a Home. Is it a place for us to sleep. To be at, when we are nowhere else. Is it the place we can relax. Eat. Sleep. Without being disturbed by the outside world? Maybe. Or maybe it is just what we define it to be. For it could as well be a tent put up somewhere and nowhere. It could give us the same parimeters and would give a seldom peaceful experience.
Maybe. Just maybe it would be worth a try to go out with just what you need on your back and let your feet adjust the journey.