Anna Blackshaw

Anna Blackshaw is a political consultant, activist, and photographer whose work for social justice has spanned the last two decades. She has worked as a consultant in the California Legislature for many years on issues of international trade and democracy, human rights, prison reform, economic justice, and gender equality. She is currently a coordinating committee member for Bay Area Showing Up For Racial Justice. She has been a contributor to Shafted, Free Trade and America’s Working Poor, and is the co-author of the award-winning book No More Strangers Now: Young Voices from a New South Africa. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Just Foreign Policy.

Although I have occasionally cooked for pay, my culinary playground has always been my own kitchen. I am passionate about the food traditions that bring depth, meaning and community into our lives.