We are in a time of transition as Class VII Food and Society Fellows complete their two-year term and the process for selecting a new cadre of food systems change-makers begins. During these times of evaluating and planning—and in the midst of an unusually cold and snowy Minnesota winter—it’s always helpful to check in on the course of progress. How effective Is our work to help create a fair, healthy, green and affordable food system? Are there strategies for working toward a just and equitable food system that would have a greater impact? We asked the Class VII fellows to interview someone who they respect in the food movement and ask some of these big picture questions. The result is a series of remarkable interviews, most in text and some on video, that have brilliant thinkers espousing on the food and justice movement.  They provide many different perspectives on what needs to happen, from systems change such as creating a perennial-based agricultural system and re-framing our relationship to water, to changes at the individual level such as the food provided to kids and shifting from food “consumers” to food “citizens”. We didn’t expect that these interviews would result in a clear roadmap of actions that need to be taken for a stronger food movement. The challenges in front of us are too complex for any silver bullet solutions to emerge. Rather, the aggregate interviews can help broaden perspectives on what is possible in the food justice movement. To be effective, a movement needs to develop common ground between many points of view, so that social justice, public health, racial equity, community development, anti-hunger, environment, and other issue areas simply become different frames for collaborating on shared goals. We hope that these interviews help to create that common ground.