Morgan Switzer-Rodney – Food Justice Youth Peer Leader

Morgan is a young Black, kinky, queer femme, full-time activist and part-time artist residing on the stolen lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, S’ólh Téméxw, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ peoples. She has been co-curator of a salon series called Black Chat for the last 3 years, making space for Black folks to simply exist and be Black while being fed both food & knowledge. Running this space out-of-pocket and her home space with her Aunt is a foundational act to counter the constant policing of Black lives, and shine a light on the importance of intergenerational organizing. She has been a member of Black Lives Matter Vancouver for the past year, uniting the Black community in the lower mainland to fight the oppressive forces at be. Morgan works through an intersectional feminist lens that begins with & centralizes women of colour, especially queer and trans* women of colour. She is excited to be working with Check Your Head, and to bring her energy & roaring activism.