Morgan Switzer-Rodney – Director of Community Engagement

Morgan is a 22-year-old Black, kinky, queer femme, organizer and artist residing on the stolen lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, S’ólh Téméxw, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ peoples. Morgan has been co-curator of the salon series BlackChat for the past four years, which she runs out-of-pocket with her Aunt to make space for Black people to simply exist and be Black while being fed both food and knowledge. She is a former member of Black Lives Matter – Vancouver, has supported various frontline efforts, and is currently training to become a birth worker. Morgan values intergenerational organizing and works through an intersectional feminist lens. She believes that Black liberation cannot and will not occur without the liberation of Indigenous peoples; therefore, she’s committed to fighting alongside Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island.

Before embarking on the role of Director of Community Engagement, Morgan worked at CYH as the Food Justice Youth Peer Leader and then as a Strategic Direction Planner to support transformative efforts to envision a more equitable future for the organization. Now part of our youth-driven shared leadership, Morgan’s primary responsibilities include supporting the implementation of and accountability to our strategic direction priorities as well as building partnerships and solidarities informed by communities and movements we’re striving to centre.

Get in touch with Morgan to discuss potential collaborations as well as community & solidarity building efforts. 

morgan [at] checkyourhead.org