Tickets to CAGJ’s July 18 dinner are going fast! Buy yours today!

Sat. July 18, 2009, 3pm – 11pm

New Location!  St. Demetrios Church, 2100 Boyer Avenue E, in Montlake neighborhood

Fair, 3- 6pm (Free), DInner 6 – 9pm, Dancing 9 -11pm

$35 regular admission
$65 Buy a ticket for yourself and ensure that a local farmer or food worker can be one of our honored guests!
$12 low-income/student/senior
$5 kids

In the face of intersecting food, climate and economic crises, we all feel the ever more urgent need to build a strong, global movement for just and sustainable economies. We invite you to join CAGJ in our effort to build community solidarity, while also connecting local and global struggles for justice, through this fun, engaging and inspiring event.

Volunteer! You can participate in many other ways! We need donations for the dessert and silent auctions, volunteers the day of the event (volunteers get in for free), and other help!  Please contact Heather: hrd99@igc.org, 206-405-4600

Fair 3 – 6pm

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  This year’s Fair will involve multiple organizations presenting their work to the public in addition to hands-on workshops and opportunities to learn about food and farming directly from farmers and food-workers.  Participants will also enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres and libations!

Free Workshops

Bee-keeping, Evan Sugden
Composting for apartment dwellers, Seattle Tilth
Meal planning with local/organic/seasonal ingredients, Deborah Jo Schumacher/Seattle Free School
Understanding Coffee Certification, Deborah Jo Schumacher/Seattle Free School
Stay tuned for other additions!

Dinner 6 – 9pm

As with past years, volunteer chefs will prepare the dinner with contributions from Fair Trade partners as well as local food producers. We will also have the privilege of tasting the fine foods of Portage Bay Cafe and

Kaspar’s, two of Seattle’s restaurants dedicated to locally sourcing their foods.  We will continue our tradition of honoring WA small farmers and food workers – including farmworkers, grocery-store workers, restaurant workers and others – at each table, where guests will be served family style.

Keynote: Steve Williamson, UFCW 21 – “Food workers’ rights in the global food economy”.  United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21 is the largest private sector local union in the state of Washington with over 31,000 members working in grocery stores, and retail, health care and other service sector jobs.

Dancing! 9 – 11pm

We are excited to announce that PORTAGE BAY BIG BAND will play swing music following the dinner program this year!

This dinner is a fundraiser for CAGJ’s organizing: please bring cash and checks to participate in the silent auction and dessert auction!  Free Child-care available.

THANK YOU to our Co-sponsors!

Antioch’s Center for Creative Change, BALLE Seattle, Cascadian Edible Landscapes, Central Co-op’s Madison Market, Chef’s Collaborative, Earthwise, Food Not Bombs, Growing WA, iLEAP: The Center for Critical Service, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Lettuce Link/ Solid Ground, Organically Grown Company, Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity, Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, Nepalese Paper, New Roots Organics, NW Energy Coalition, PCC Farmland Trust, Reclaim the Media, Seattle CISPES, Seattle East Timor Relief Association, Seattle Tilth, Slow Food Seattle, Sustainable Cascadia, Tools for Change,  Umojafest P.E.A.C.E. Center, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21, U.S. Women & Cuba Collaboration, Village Volunteers, Washington Fair Trade Coalition, WA State Food and Nutrition Council, Witness for Peace, Yes! Magazine.

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