Carmel Ayala Tanaka

Carmel Ayala Tanaka is a queer Jewpanese woman of colour from Vancouver, BC, Canada on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Her mother is Ashkenazi Israeli and her father is Japanese Canadian. She is a Community Engagement professional. She founded JQT Vancouver, (pronounced "J-Cutie") Vancouver's Jewish queer trans nonprofit, Genocide Prevention BC and was named one of Be'chol Lashon's 7 LGBTQ+ Jews of Color you should know. She co-founded a monthly Zoom call for Jewpanese people and their families, and the annual Cross Cultural Walking Tours in Strathcona!

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