jade believes in the power of food as a meeting point – as a tool that creates space for people to come together. jade’s day job as a community kitchen facilitator gives her freedom to explore that space in relationship with communities across the city – cooking, eating, and learning together. Her background in social work brings an anti-oppressive, critical lens to the work she does around food, with a focus on engaging with food justice and sovereignty movements in meaningful ways. She is particularly interested in how the stories we tell (both ourselves and others) about food can be mobilized to build community. A few other things that she’s interested in include radical social policy, wine (both theoretical and practical dimensions), and dancehall music. Outside of that, you can usually find her eating dumplings, complaining about her allergies, and/or fantasizing about being able to pull off bangs.