Save the Date! 2018 SLEE Dinner will be SAT September 29th
April is Membership Month
Hopefully you have received our beautiful 2017 Annual Report in the mail – if not, check it out here! Our Members make CAGJ’s grassroots and transnational organizing for food sovereignty possible: Please become a Sustaining Member or make a one-time donation today – or Renew. If you cannot donate at this time, you can still become a Member – sign up online!
Thanks to UFCW 21 and several generous members, all donations up to $5000 through Give Big on May 9th will be matched, dollar for dollar. Please donate today to make your gift go twice as far.
What does your donation support? CAGJ is committed to organizing for food sovereignty by enacting the principles and values our name provokes.
Community: Building an intersectional movement
Our recently founded Racial Justice Leadership Collective centers anti-racism in our work because to win justice, we must struggle at the intersections of movements. Our Rise Up! CAGJ Summer School explores local food sovereignty organizing through this framework (learn more and register).
Alliance: Partnering in Solidarity
CAGJ is honored to hold deep partnerships with organizations and activists around the world, including Food Justice Project solidarity campaign partners Got Green, UFCW 21, Community to Community Development and WA Fair Trade Coalition.
Global: Confronting systems of power and control
We challenge the dominant ideology and model of agricultural development by taking on the world’s biggest agribusiness corporations and the institutions of power funding their agenda, including the Gates Foundation! Come to our AGRA Watch Campaign Training Workshop on May 6 to get involved – Sign up!
Justice: Centering the voices of people most impacted
CAGJ acts as accomplices with people of color-led organizations including Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project, with whom we produced our first-ever short film, Salmon People: The Risks of Genetically Engineered Fish for the Pacific Northwest. Join us April 30 for our national launch of the film through a webinar with Center for Food Safety and NW indigenous leaders, Valerie Segrest and Fawn Sharp – Register for free (space is limited).
Monthly Sustainers are CAGJ’s lifeblood: Sustaining Members agree to have funds automatically deducted from their account every month, allowing CAGJ peace of mind, and more time to focus on organizing. Please consider becoming a Sustaining Member today! Or make a one-time contribution of $15, $50, $125, or whatever you can give.
Grassroots-Funded: 60% of CAGJ’s budget is fueled by our Members! This means CAGJ is accountable to our partners, and grounded in our community. If you can’t donate funds at this time, but can pledge to participate in CAGJ over the next year – with your money and/or time! – sign up to become a Member online.
Membership Month helps us ensure our long-term commitment to the movement is actionable. We thank you for your support!
Heather & Simone