Thoughts on Intimacy with Food, Land, and Women from South Africa: “Where there are women you can never go wrong.”

By Alsie Parks, Field Organizer for Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON) Third in the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange Article Series Black women possess knowledge that comes from a deep place of knowing and nurturing. “Innate agrarian artistry is the womanist praxis of using deep-rooted knowledge as a creatively healing, ancestrally honoring, and community […]

Restoring my Indigeneity: Reflections on South Africa Agroecology Exchange by a Queer Black Urban Farmer, Dean Jackson

 First in the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange Article Series Dean Jackson is Executive Director of Hilltop Urban Gardens in Tacoma, Washington In October I was honored to join seven other delegates on a US-South Africa Agroecology and Food Sovereignty Learning Exchange. As a Black queer and non-binary person who is working to remember and restore […]

Give for Food Sovereignty this #GivingTuesday

Dear Community, Today is #GivingTuesday, an annual day of donating to causes we believe in. In the spirit of CAGJ’s grassroots-supported funding model, we are turning upside down the consumer sales days of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” and promoting #GivingTuesday as a chance to put your money into social justice! And today only, you […]

Article Series on South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange

Media Contact: Simone Adler, Organizing Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice | simone@cagj.org | 215-873-4672 International Agroecology Exchange – Reflections from the US Delegation to South Africa Article Series November 2017 through January 2018  November 20, 2017 Update: Links to published articles: Restoring my Indigeneity: Reflections on South Africa Agroecology Exchange by a Queer Black […]

SLEE 2017 was AMAZING! Thank You!

Thank you so much for being a part of the 2017 Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner! Thank you for joining us in celebrating another year of organizing for food sovereignty and strong local economies. The incredible meal of local, sustainable food, the wonderful music of Seattle Fandango Project, and a totally packed and SOLD-OUT room […]

PRESS RELEASE: World Food Prize Hides True Cost of Agricultural Development in Africa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Simone Adler, Organizing Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice |simone@cagj.org | 215-873-4672 World Food Prize Hides True Cost of Agricultural Development in Africa: Food Sovereignty Prize Honors Critical Work of Small Farmers and Fishers   SEATTLE, WA October 17, 2017 – This week is dedicated to acknowledging food and agriculture […]

PRESS RELEASE: Agroecology Community Leaders Travel to South Africa for Learning Exchange

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Simone Adler, Organizing Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice |simone@cagj.org | 215-873-4672 Corbin Laedlein, Global Linkages Program Coordinator, WhyHunger |corbin@whyhunger.org |+27 064 738 4703 (South Africa)   Agroecology Community Leaders Travel to South Africa for Learning Exchange SEATTLE, WA October 10, 2017 – Today a delegation of seven African American, […]