CAGJ-U.S. Social Forum Report-Back
Wed August 25th, 6:30-9:00pm
Location: Hidmo Eritrean Restaurant (20th & Jackson in Central District, 2000 S. Jackson St.)
Six of CAGJ’s members who traveled to Detroit in June for the US Social Forum will share their experiences and highlight the critical national organizing strategies they encountered in areas of food justice, food sovereignty, media justice, immigration reform, global justice, and more! The group will share photos, provide a brief overview of the history and context of the Social Forums, and illuminate the significance of Detroit, Michigan as the setting for the second US Social Forum.
Our goal is to engage you to share your ideas for how we can harvest the fruit here in Seattle of the seeds that were planted through this momentous learning experience!
After the presentations participants will be invited to reflect on key questions in small groups, including:
*What does it mean to work for food sovereignty in our local community/context?
*How can we strengthen the links between our locally and globally focused organizing?
*What other steps can CAGJ take to become a more multicultural and multiracial organization?
Want to learn more about the US Social Forum? Read CAGJ’s blogs! Find them on our website here!