Asam AhmadFood Justice Educator (Community Learning and Engagement Program)
Asam grew up in Scarborough in a high-rise, mostly disconnected from the land and knowing very little about how plants are cultivated and our food harvested. This early experience informs all of their food justice work and situates their teaching practice and pedagogy within a critically anti-oppressive, working class and feminist lens. Asam loves to facilitate conversations that dig deep into the roots of food insecurity among communities across Turtle Island, and enjoys nurturing spaces that can hold multiple truths in dialogue with each other. Asam believes in the power of food to speak across all kinds of differences, and in the power of plants in returning us to good relations with the land. In their spare time, you can find Asam biking through the Humber Valley or at a farmer’s market near you.