CAGJ Book Review: Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, by Anand Giridharadas

By John Fawcett-Long, CAGJ Member If you are looking for a high-level assessment of current, elite philanthropy I highly recommend Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World released in 2018. The book presents a lucid and powerful critique of the market-focused and anti-democratic ideology of much of current philanthropy. Giridharadas is a […]

Special Appeal: Kelly Lake reflects on memorable experiences in 2018!

Dear CAGJ supporters, When I think back on my first year as co-chair of the Food Justice Project, I realize that every season has been marked by memorable experiences: sowing handfuls of tiny seeds into the rich soil at Kamayan Farm on a gray spring day; joining the twelve mile march for farmworker dignity in […]

CAGJ’s End of Year Appeal & 2018 Accomplishments

Many of you will will receive our end of year letter in the mail this week. If not, here is what you missed! Thank you for donating generously to CAGJ during this giving season, to help us continue to build the global food sovereignty movement! Dear Friend of CAGJ, “People! Power!  We are the Women, […]

Uganda Passes Genetic Engineering Regulatory Act to the Applaud of Civil Society

AGRA Watch Celebrates Win for Ugandans & Civil Society By Matt Canfield, AGRA Watch Member For the past several years, AGRA Watch has worked closely with our allies to challenge the Gates Foundation’s efforts to push legislation through the Ugandan Parliament that will enable the commercial production of genetically engineered crops. The Gates Foundation and […]

TUES Nov 27: Giving Tuesday

Give to CAGJ on #GivingTuesday to support Solidarity in Action Earlier this month, I joined two other CAGJ leaders in Senegal for the African Food Systems conference convened by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA). The only US group represented at the meetings, we came to learn from over 100 participants from countries […]

#GivingTuesday is Nov 27: CAGJ is Solidarity in Action!

CAGJ is successful because our supporters believe in the work we’re doing. This year we began RiseUp! Summer School focused on food justice issues, traveled to Africa to meet with leaders in the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (shown with AGRA Watch leaders in photo) and much more! CAGJ thrives when our supporters pledge […]

THURS 11/29: CAGJ Holiday Party & Africa Trip Report-Back

THURS NOV 29, 7-9PM CAGJ Holiday Party & Africa Trip Report-Back Potluck! RSVP: Email us Location:The home of Donna Lewen, 2518 E Howell Street, Seattle 98122 CAGJ will provide a vegan main course and mulled wine; if you are able, please bring a salad, side dish, dessert or beverage of your choice to share.   […]

AGRA Watch Trip Blog: Meeting Kenyan Agroecologists

Last week, CAGJ Organizing Director Simone Adler arrived in Kenya, starting off our AGRA Watch trip aimed at strengthening the next phase of our international organizing. Over the week-end Simone was joined by Heather Day and Bill Aal in Senegal, to participate in the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa Food Systems Conference, and we […]