Anisah Madden 

Anisah recently completed her undergraduate degree in International Development Studies. Before entering academia as a mature student, Anisah trained as an herbalist, a nutritionist, and a yoga instructor in BC and participated in community agricultural initiatives, including the formation of a community seed-saving project and an eater-producer food cooperative. She was also a start-up member of a worker cooperative food forest and market garden. Her interest and activism in co-creating more sustainable, just, and democratic community food systems has continued at Trent, where she has focused on campus sustainability and food system issues. In 2014, she set up the Food Services Sustainability Committee to bring together student groups, college reps, Trent’s Sustainability Office, Chartwells, and community partners to clarify and advance Chartwells’ local food purchasing commitments. 

Aging Activisms is a program of activist research, academic mentorship, and intergenerational community-building led by
Dr. May Chazan, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Gender and Feminist Studies at Trent University.

Thanks to Ben Hodson for our graphic. The photos on our site have been taken by members of the Aging Activisms research team and our participants and collaborators. Web design by Eugenia Ochoa and Melissa Baldwin.