Zilia CastrillonAdvocacy Committee Chair
Zilia is a social justice advocate and an environmental and humanitarian journalist working on issues related to population displacement, environmental degradation and territorial conflicts. She holds a Masters Degree in Humanitarian Assistance from Tufts University in Boston where she started exploring issues on resistance and food sovereignty. She has been interested in the array of issues related to vulnerability and risk, particularly with food security programs to avoid crises in the Global South. She has been working on health disparities and as a research assistant with the Refugee Research Network at York University. As a documentary photographer she is chronicling community garden initiatives that confront race and class inequalities within the city of Toronto and its vicinities.