Setting the Table for Food Justice — with Tammara Soma

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Community-engaged scholar, current Researcher-in-Residence with SFU’s Community-Engaged Research Initiative and food system planner Tammara Soma joins Am Johal on this episode of Below the Radar. She shares with us what drives her interest in food systems and sustainability, and their relationship to equity and justice. Tammara speaks to her experience and the process of researching in communities — where she aims to have everyone’s voices represented at the table. We hear about the impetus behind co-creating the Food Systems Lab, and how Tammara views the impact of COVID-19 on our current food systems. We also discuss issues with charitable responses to food security, and what kind of justice-centered solutions are needed in a paradoxical system where we have massive food waste, but also food insecurity and hunger. Read the transcript of this episode: TBC Resources — Food Systems Lab: https://foodsystemslab.ca/ — Supporting Sustainable Business Adaptation during COVID-19 study: https://foodsystemslab.ca/projects/local-business-covid19/ — 'We are Community': CERi Partners with the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition: https://www.sfu.ca/ceri/blog/2020/ceri-partners-with-the-bc-poverty-reduction-coalition.html#:~:text=Getting%20Around%20to%20Feed%20Ourselves%20Well%20is%20a%20project%20housed,at%2Drisk%20and%20marginalized%20communities. — Farm to School BC: https://farmtoschoolbc.ca/ — FoodShare Toronto: https://foodshare.net/ — Hives for Humanity: Empowering Informed Consent – Community Ethics In Cultural Production and Research 101: https://www.hivesforhumanity.com/empowering-informed-consent-1 — Pollution is Colonialism by Dr. Max Liboiron: https://www.dukeupress.edu/pollution-is-colonialism

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