Karen Leibowitz

Change Agents

Restaurateur, writer, and activist Karen Leibowitz is co-founder of the award-winning, path-breaking restaurants The Perennial, Mission Chinese Food, and Commonwealth, and is Executive Director of the non-profit Perennial Farming Initiative. She co-wrote the Mission Street Food and Atelier Crenn cookbooks and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Bon Appétit, and Food & Wine. Recently named to InStyle’s inaugural list of “50 Badass Women,” Karen lives in San Francisco, where she’s working to build a more regenerative and equitable food world. She recently teamed with Cherry Bombe and artist Kelli Anderson to create a PSA that uses the bold, clear urgency of the classic Heimlich maneuver poster to help restaurant employees identify, report, and stop sexual harassment in the workplace.


Cherry Bombe University
OCt. 26th to oct. 28th

Lauren Goldstein