Membership Month & 2021 CAGJ Annual Report!

CAGJ is Planting Seeds of Possibility

Help CAGJ Earn $10K Membership Month Matching Grant

Membership Month is a time for us to celebrate our Members without whom our work would not be possible! And if you’re not already a Member, please consider becoming one today, either by donating, or by filling out our membership form online!

Membership Month also coincides with Washington’s GiveBIG (pledge today!), a statewide period of giving taking place May 3-4 that is dedicated to investing in grassroots organizations to better our communities.

This year, we aim to raise $20k and increase membership by 10%. All donations up to $10k are matched thanks to UFCW 3000 and generous members!

Group of people stand together showing a framed art piece at top. Middle reads: Planting seeds of possibility, CAGJ Membership Month 2022. Protestors sit at Gates Foundation.

We are excited to share our 2021 Annual Report with you, and ask for your support to help us keep up the momentum in 2022! Your support enables CAGJ to:

  • Finish our short film series, and continue mobilizing with global allies to hold the Gates Foundation accountable in Africa; Please watch and share the 3rd film of the Rich Appetites series, entitled “Money” which just launched on April 21!
  • Stop GE salmon in solidarity with Northwest Tribes, and in partnership with Block Corporate Salmon;
  • Support food chain workers across the state, including the farmworker union Familias Unidas por la Justicia, who just expanded their membership by supporting tulip workers who were striking to improve working conditions;
  • Organize our 4th Rise-Up Summer School, because the Food Sovereignty movement needs more people – especially youth! – who have both a nuanced understanding of local and global food system issues and the organizing skills to build alternatives.

These are just a few of the reasons we invite you to celebrate CAGJ’s Membership Month with us!

  • Donate today! All donations include membership in CAGJ, and all gifts up to $10K are matched during Membership Month thanks to UFCW 3000 and generous Members.
  • Please consider becoming a Sustainer (or increasing your monthly gift) by funding our fight for food sovereignty on a regular, monthly basis.
  • Become a Member online: Some people don’t have the means to join with a donation – we value your commitment and time just as much! Just fill out the online Membership Form to become a member today!
  • Get involved! After two long years, we are planning to come together again for two in-person events this Spring: Please mark your calendars! Details below. Contact Heather to find out how you can get involved in other ways: [email protected]


Membership Month Hike-a-Thon
SAT May 21st, 10am – 4pm
We are bringing back the Hike-a-Thon for Membership Month! Walk, bike, run, or wheel to key locations in the local food justice movement on Beacon Hill, including Beacon Food Forest, Nurturing Roots and The Station coffee shop. We’ll meet with members of these organizations to hear about their work, and will wrap-up with a garden-planting party at the CAGJ office! Proceeds will benefit CAGJ, Familias Unidas por la Justicia, and Black Star Farmers.

Registration is required: Sign up here!

We will kick off the Hike-a-Thon at Nurturing Roots where we’ll get the energy we need from their smoothie bar! Hikers can join at the beginning or at stops along the way; we’ll provide a detailed schedule. To get involved as a volunteer please contact Ashley: [email protected]

Green background with a silhouette of Seattle skyline, and a trail leading to CAGJ logo. Text reads: Food Justice Urban Hike-a-thon. Fundraise for CAGJ, Familias Unidas por las Justicia, and Black Star Farmers. Save the Date: SAT May 21 10am-4pm

SLEE Garden Party with Keynote Black Star Farmers
SAT June 25th, 11am – 1:30pm
CAGJ’s annual SLEE Gala will take place in-person again this year! Picture yourself enjoying hors d’oeuvres and libations while perusing our Silent Auction and touring an urban garden! Ticket sales will launch in May. We rely on our amazing volunteers to make SLEE happen, and we always welcome more help! If you’d like to get involved with the SLEE organizing team, reach out: [email protected]

About the keynote: Black Star Farmers was born in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) during the 2020 Black Lives Matter uprising. They are dedicated to creating safe, joyful, and supportive spaces for BIPOC communities to reclaim their ancestral foodways, while facilitating difficult conversations about race and inequality. Several presenters will tell their story about Food Sovereignty and Indigeneity.

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