Community Kitchen on Accessibility, Food Justice and Disability
Community Kitchen on Accessibility, Food Justice and Disability Justice

Presented by Student Barrier-Free Access, Community Kitchen, and Woodsworth College

Access to affordable, sustainable, historically and culturally relevant, and healthy food are considered essential for Food Justice. At the same time, Disability Justice challenges us to re-conceptualize how health and healthy eating are framed, as well as our relationships to cooking and eating. This Community Kitchen will introduce attendees to disability justice, food justice, and the intersections between the movements. We will centre disabled people and disabled people's experiences in our conversations about disability justice and food justice.

Join Students for Barrier-free Access, Hart House, the Centre for Community Partnerships and the Health and Wellness Centre for an afternoon of conversation, cooking, eating and skill-sharing. The facilitators will also share kitchen hacks that make cooking more accessible.

Date: Monday March 4, 2019
Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Waters Lounge, Woodsworth College, 321 Bloor Street West
Cost: 0$
Tokens provided.

Please note that registration is required. To register email Nadia at

Access Info:

Waters Lounge is an accessible venue but unfortunately the kitchen itself is not accessible. All conversation and teaching will take place in the accessible lounge area.
Accessible all-gender washroom is located on the same floor as the event.
We will have vegan and gluten-free snacks and will be cooking some vegan and gluten free dishes.

Asam Ahmad
Asam Ahmad is a poor, working-class writer, facilitator, home cook and community organizer. In a context in which marginalized and poor people are often alienated from the land and forced to rely on unsustainable food systems, he believes in food as medicine and the importance of transforming our relationships to what we put in our bodies. He leads cooking workshops and classes from the principle that all bodies are good bodies and that all bodies deserve to be nourished in the ways that feel best for them. He has worked for years developing body positive approaches to healthy eating, nutrition and decolonization.

Nadia Kanani
Nadia is the Advocacy & Finance Coordinator at Students for Barrier-free Access and a community organizer. She regularly facilitates workshops on Disability Justice and Accessible Community Organizing. She loves food, food histories, and learning about accessible cooking/kitchen hacks.

Community Kitchen: more than cooking

The Community Kitchen program brings together students, Chefs and guest speakers to discuss issues such as food sovereignty, health and wellness while preparing a healthy meal together in kitchens on campus and in community organizations throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Students gain hands-on cooking skills while making food and community connections and leave with food for thought and social action. Community Kitchens is a tri-campus collaborative program between Hart House, Health and Wellness Centre, and the Centre for Community Partnerships.”

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