ORA WISE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR



Photo by: Noah Fecks

Photo by: Noah Fecks



Jon Gray, Strategic Ad

Ora Wise is a chef and pollinator invested in community controlled and regenerative food systems. For over a decade, Ora focused on media-based education, working as the Curriculum Specialist for Slingshot Hip Hop, a Sundance selection documentary sharing the story of the Palestinian hip hop movement and Detroit Future Media, an initiative bringing media artists-in-residence into learning spaces to facilitate student-led investigations . In the current season of her work, Ora founded The Dream Cafe, an experimental cooperative pop-up restaurant in Detroit as part of the Allied Media Conference and serves as the Culinary Curator for Queer Anga, a queer and trans wellness collective in NYC. Ora co-founded FIG (Food Issues Group), a grassroots collective generating cooperative models for food businesses and community organizations to work together towards an equitable, sustainable, democratic, and humane food system.