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Food Justice, Equity and Urban Agriculture with Leticia Deawuo

  • Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m.
  • Atrium, Guigues Hall, Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street

Join the Summer School of Social Innovation for a dynamic evening with Leiticia Deawuo, executive director of Black Creek Community Farm (https://www.blackcreekfarm.ca/). Black Creek Community Farm is an innovative urban agriculture project in Toronto that engages, educates and empowers diverse communities through sustainable food.

The event is free, with voluntary contributions appreciated.

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More about Leticia:

Leticia Ama Deauwo is the executive director of Black Creek Community Farm (https://www.blackcreekfarm.ca/), an urban agricultural centre in Toronto that engages, educates and empowers diverse communities through sustainable food.

She is a long-time resident of the Jane-Finch Community and a mother of two children who has been leading social activist work in the Jane-Finch area of Toronto and across the City of Toronto for the past 10 years. As a community resident and organizer, Leticia has been instrumental in the development and formation of a number of prominent community groups and initiatives, including Jane Finch On The Move, Jane Finch Action Against Poverty, Jane Finch Political Conversation Café, Black Creek Food Justice Network, Mothers-In-Motion, and more. Leticia also worked as a community development worker with the Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre for many years.

In her capacity as a program worker, then a program manager and now the director of the Black Creek Community Farm, Leticia has shown excellent capabilities to engage residents, allies and other stakeholders in struggles for community improvement and social and economic justice, including the realization of food security and food justice in Jane-Finch. She has helped facilitate the formation of the Black Creek Food Justice Network and the Black Creek Community Farm Resident Council and has managed to bring together a wide range of allies and supporters to work to enhance the community farm and non-profit urban food development in one of Toronto’s most excluded and disadvantaged communities.

Leticia is a member of the Toronto Food Policy Council. She is vice-chair of the board of USC Canada and a part-time instructor with George Brown College. Leticia is a recipient of the Arrell Institute's Canada Community Food Hero Award.

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