Gerry Gordon has worked in the corporate world for 28 years and has volunteered for 30 years in various communities with a particular interest in youth and women’s issues. She is the chairperson of the community police forum in the Muizenberg precinct and is currently the director of a community based organisation, Mothers Unite in Lavender Hill.
Descriptions of urban issues often tend to be accompanied by beliefs of the multi-faceted underlying problems within a society. Intuitively endless solutions to these problems are suggested without exploring local successful strategies that are already practiced. Solutions to problems germinate in the communities themselves – how often are these homegrown solutions explored? In urban acupuncture small grassroots initiatives provide a platform and space for people to change their own realities – does society trust the process?