Utcha SawyersFood Justice and Good Food Program Senior Manager
With over 15 years of devotion to social justice activism work within communities of colour and low-income communities both locally and internationally, Utcha Sawyers brings to the table a pollinated grassroots approach to the ever growing Food Justice and Food Sovereignty movement that has been building momentum over Toronto's food action movement. Utcha is an International Advisory Board Member and Local Empowerment Group (LEG), and sub-committee Chair for Growing Food Justice Initiative (GFJI), an international organization leading the Food Justice movement globally to dismantle racism in across food systems. She also chairs, consults, and facilitates on a variety of cross-community food justice, food democracy, and food sovereignty initiatives both local and globally. With an education and employment journey in Employment Resource Development and Afri-Carribean Studies Utcha continues to support and advocate for marginalized communities with great emphasis on growing equality, and a just local, national, and international food systems. Today Utcha collaborates with a dynamic network of agencies, institutions, resident leaders, grassroots organizations and city partners to engage, inspire, and provide empowerment tools for all communities impacted by food injustice. As the Food Justice & Community Animation Manager at FoodShare Toronto, she joins the organizations collective effort to support communities as they blow life into food projects across the GTA and beyond.