SAT March 11th, 10:30AM- 1:30PM
PLEASE RSVP by emailing [email protected]
Location: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House – On the University of Washington campus, 4249 Whitman Court, Seattle, WA 98195. See directions below!
Join us for a salmon cook-out to stop genetically engineered fish! CAGJ is collaborating with the Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance to host a community gathering to learn more about how GE salmon threatens a cultural and ecological keystone species in our region.
We will especially highlight Northwest tribal relationships to salmon, and how biotech companies are threatening treaty rights. In 2014, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians passed a resolution opposing the introduction of GE salmon, and the Quinault Tribe is one of 12 plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the FDA for approving AquaBounty’s GE salmon.
Cook-Out: Enjoy cooking demonstration, lunch (including vegan option) and a salmon tasting! Thanks to Muckleshoot Seafood Products for donating Muckleshoot fisher-harvested Coho Salmon
10:45 Justice Bill, Muckleshoot: Honor Song and Welcome Song
11:00 Lunch: Louie Ungaro, Muckleshoot Fish Cook
11:30 Welcome: Heather Day, Community Alliance for Global Justice
11:40 Salish Salmon Story-telling: Roger Fernandes, Lower Elwha Klallam, Story-teller, Artist, Native historian
12:15 Valerie Segrest, Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project
12:30 Pete Knutson, Loki Fish Co
12:45 Steve Mashuda, Earthjustice
1:00 Call to Action: Simone Adler, Community Alliance for Global Justice
1:25 Canoe Families: Closing Performance
We look forward to sparking convivial conversation and community engagement around this important environmental, food justice, and Indigenous Rights issue. We are pleased to host this event at the UW Intellectual House, whose traditional name – wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – comes from the Luhshootseed language and is phonetically pronounced “wah-sheb-altuh.”
Sponsored by Community Alliance for Global Justice, Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project and Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, with generous support from the Muckleshoot Tribe Charity Fund Grant Program.
Community Partners: Thank you for helping us publicize! ASUW Student Food Cooperative, Cascadia Edible Landscapes, Central Co-op, Clean Greens Farm and Market, Danny Woo Community Garden, Earthjustice, Got Green, Greenpeace Seattle, Green Plate Special, Health Alliance International, Hilltop Urban Gardens, Husky Real Food Challenge, Lettuce Link/Solid Ground, Nature Nuts, Puget Sound Sage, Seattle Youth Garden Works, Slow Fish Canada, Sno-Valley Tilth, Sustainable Ballard, Sustainable Capitol Hill, The Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge, Tulalip News, UFCW Local 21, Union Cultural Center, UW Department of Geography, Washington Fair Trade Coalition, Washington Sustainable Food and Farming Network
This event is FREE and open to the public. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
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For more info, contact CAGJ: [email protected], 205-405-4600.
Related Blogs from CAGJ:
- Genetically Engineered Salmon: A Profit-making Frankenfish for whom? By Chloe Landrieu Murphy, CAJG Intern
- Resources on GE Salmon and Northwest Native Resistance By Chloe Landrieu Murphy, CAGJ Intern
Directions to the Intellectual House:
Address: 4249 Whitman Court, UW, Seattle campus
Intellectual House is located on the NE side of the University of WA Campus, at the intersection of E Stevens Way NE and Whitman Court, NE of Red Square, Kane Hall and the Quad. If you are driving, there are several parking lots nearby.
Entering campus from 15th Ave NE and NE Campus Pkwy (10 min walk):
1 Cross the skybridge over 15th Ave NE and continue towards Red Square.
2 Cross Red Square towards Suzallo Library (large gothic building), take a left towards the “quad”, a large rectangular courtyard surrounded by buildings.
3 Continue walking east through the quad, and climb the stairs at far end of the quad.
4 Take the path on the right leading to the road, E Stevens Way NE.
5 When you reach the road, you will see Intellectual House across the street.
Entering campus from UW Lightrail Station (15 min walk):
1 Cross Montlake Blvd NE and Pacific Avenue via the skybridge.
2 Walk towards UW, cross the Burke Gilman trail, and follow pathway towards the center of campus.
3 Turn right onto the first road, W Stevens Way NE.
4 Continue walking along that road until you reach a 3-way intersection with Whitman Ct, where the Intellectual House is located.
Buses that enter UW campus, and stop next to the Intellectual House:
31, 75, 372, 810, 821, 855, 860, 871, 880
Buses that go to 15th Ave NE and NE Campus Pkwy (from North):
43, 44, 48, 49, 70, 167, 197, 271, 541, 542, 556, 586
Buses that go to 15th Ave NE and NE Campus Pkwy (from South):
44, 48, 167, 271, 277, 540, 541, 542, 556
Enter UW Campus from either the entrance on NE 45th St, or off 15th Ave NE at NE Campus Pkwy. Drive to the toll-booth, and tell them that you are going to the Intellectual House and need parking. They will direct you to closest lot and give you a map.