Food Justice Project

Through community education, political action, anti-oppressive organizing and community-building, the Food Justice Project seeks to challenge and transform the globalized, industrial, corporate-driven food system and promote existing alternatives. Meetings are 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 – 8:30pm at Central Coop’s Rochdale Room. 1900 E. Madison St, Seattle. Contact fjp@cagj.org for more info.

What we do

Educate for Action

Community-based workshops and “teach-outs” educating people on food justice & sovereignty issues and encouraging people to take action

Solidarity Campaigns

Mobilizing our members and the public for a fair food system.
Take action to support these campaigns and food sovereignty everywhere!

We can always use more help if you’d like to be a part of our work! Email fjp@cagj.org for ways to get involved or attend an upcoming meeting.

New to the Food Justice Project?
Volunteer orientations will be held from 6pm-6:30pm on the third Tuesday of each month, before Food Justice Project (FJP) meetings. Orientations are a great way to learn more about the Food Justice Project, our current campaigns, and ways you can contribute. The 6:30pm FJP meeting will build off this momentum, providing an opportunity to meet current members and get involved.  If you would like to attend an orientation please RSVP by contacting fjp@cagj.org.

You can add yourself to the FJP listserv and get meeting & event announcements, and a few food justice resources/articles (1-2 posts a week) by clicking here!

FJP Volunteer Opportunities

      • Teach-Out Committee
        Help reach out to potential Teach-Out sites, recruit participants, and help coordinate logistics and program
      • Our Food, Our Right Committee
        Support the publication of the second edition of CAGJ’s publication “Our Food, Our Right” featuring essays, analysis, growing, cooking, and eating skills, and more.
      • Educate for Action Committee
        Help develop and present a popular education series that will inform and activate the public about food justice and food sovereignty.
      • Solidarity Campaign Point Person
        Track developments and actions for one of the campaigns we support, develop fliers, print pieces, newsletter articles, blogposts, or email alerts about the campaign, help mobilize members and organize actions to further campaigns led by allied organizations.
      • Food Justice Project Intern
        We are currently looking for a Food Justice Project intern to work throughout the project by and large. Main intern projects may include organizing Teach-Outs/Ins, outreach for events and meetings, tracking participation at Teach-Outs/Ins, updating the webpage, prepping for meetings, and representing CAGJ at events in the community.
        The intern will work with a team of CAGJ activists and directly with the two project co-chairs.  Some office hours may be required, and the ability to work well independently will also be very important.  In general, the CAGJ work environment is casual and friendly, but expects accountability and dependability from its volunteers to get things done! CAGJ is a volunteer run organization with two part-time staff.  Interns play critical roles within and outside of the organization.

Many more opportunities available!  Contact fjp@cagj.org for more info or attend an upcoming FJP meeting to get signed up.

See a YouTube video slideshow about Food Justice Project Teach-Outs and CAGJ’s publication, “Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice”

 

CAGJ is proud to be a Central Co-op Community Partner

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Call for Submissions to 2nd Edition of “OUR FOOD OUR RIGHT”!

Do you think about the importance of organic agriculture to the American food system? What it means to call someone a ‘foodie’?  How food is produced world wide?  In November of 2009 CAGJ’s Food Justice Project published “Our Food Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice”, a guide to our current food system.

It was received so well that in 2011 we will be publishing a SECOND edition!! Our Food Our Right aims to educate and inspire readers with fresh/simple recipes, how to grow your own organic food, and stories of food justice and food sovereignty movements from around the world and locally.  Additionally, it offers suggestions to further food justice education and take back our food choices.  We want to continue to include all of these great themes in the second edition – but we need help! You know what’s going on out there, so we need YOUR meaningful ideas and stories.

Submissions could include recipe ideas, stories of Food Justice movements, art – illustrations, photographs – how-to’s etc.  And please get in touch if you would like to get involved in any other capacity – we need artists, editors, graphic designers, etc! Let’s make the next addition of Our Food Our Right even better than the first!

Send all submissions and questions about getting involved to:  ofor@cagj.org

You can also submit ideas through our online form.