Christopher Bradshaw

Founder and Executive Director | Dreaming Out Loud, Inc. | USA

Christopher Bradshaw is a Black, justice-oriented social entrepreneur whose expertise uses social innovation through the food system to grow meaningful community economic development within marginalised communities. Chris and his organisation see the food system as a lens to examine and dismantle systems of oppression and lead towards Black liberation. Since its founding, Dreaming Out Loud, Inc. has impacted farmers, food-makers, and community members through cooperative social enterprise and advocacy. Under his leadership, Dreaming Out Loud has grown to include 17 full-time team members and four seasonal farm and food hub assistants. He is a frequent speaker on the intersections of racial justice, class, gender, and food sovereignty — appearances include the Atlantic Ideas Festival, Bloomberg American Health Summit, and regional and national gatherings for farmers and food activists. Christopher is also the recipient of Georgetown University’s John Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award for 2021 and Eating Well Magazine’s 2021.