One week to double your Membership Month gift to CAGJ!

Dear Community, Make GiveBIG a big boost for our Membership Month fundraising campaign!  GiveBIG is next WED May 9; you can schedule your gift today, and it will be matched thanks to UFCW 21 and generous CAGJ members. Help us reach our $5000 Membership Month goal! Make a one-time donation via GiveBig – 60% of […]

PRESS RELEASE: Film & Webinar Today “Salmon People: The Risks of Genetically Engineered Fish for the Pacific Northwest”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2018 Contact: Jaydee Hanson, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Food Safety JHanson@centerforfoodsafety.org; 202-547-9359 Simone Adler, Organizing Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice simone@cagj.org; 215-873-4672   “Salmon People: The Risks of Genetically Engineered Fish for the Pacific Northwest,” Premieres Today Indigenous Tribes and Advocacy Groups Host a Panel on Genetically Engineered […]

Salmon People: A backgrounder to Northwest Tribal Opposition to GE Salmon

This backgrounder is part of the Study Guide for the short film “Salmon People”. Check out our Film Study Guide, and Resources on GE Salmon and Northwest Native Resistance. Click here for the PDF: CAGJ Salmon People Backgrounder.   Watch the short film! Salmon People: The Risks of Genetically Engineered Fish for the Pacific Northwest […]

MON 4/9: Report-Back on the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange with 2 NW Organizers

MON April 9, 6:30 – 8:30PM Hear the Report–Back on the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange With Dean Jackson, Urban Farmer, and Edgar Franks, Farmworker Organizer FREE! Dinner will be provided. Location: New Hope Baptist Church, 124 21st Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 RSVP’s appreciated but not required: Please email contact_us@cagj.org Help publicize! Share the Facebook Event […]

CAGJ Racial Justice Leadership Collective

To join the collective, please contact Simone (simone@cagj.org or 206-405-4600). What is the Collective and why is it important? In 2018, we are making a commitment to strengthen how we organize for racial justice across CAGJ – in our organizing committees, campaigns, leadership, and political education with our members and the community. To support this commitment, […]

Update: Bill to Ban Atlantic Salmon Net Pens Headed to Governor Inslee

Thank you for your calls and emails to your state representatives last week! The bill to phase out net pen fishing has made it through the House and is being sent to Governor Inslee to be signed. The Executive Director of Futurewise, Christopher Wierzbicki reported that the bill “…prevents the renewal, extension, or new leases […]

Call your WA Representatives to Ban Atlantic Salmon Net Pens

Last week, Washington state’s Senate passed Bill 6086, committing to phase out Atlantic Salmon Net Pen farming statewide. After the net pen spill in August that released tens of thousands of non-native Atlantic salmon into the Puget Sound, this is a step in the right direction for the fate of our local waters and the […]

Farming with Influence: South Africa Agroecology Exchange Article Series

By Shalon Jones, Mississippi Association of Cooperatives In October 2017, I was offered the opportunity to participate in a US-South Africa Agroecology Exchange, representing the Mississippi Association of Southern Cooperatives alongside Mr. Ben Burkett.  With much excitement and anticipation, many thoughts ran across my mind. Although this was a journey to gain understanding, knowledge, and […]

Justina’s Reflections on the US-South Africa Agroecology Exchange

By Justina Ramirez, Farmworker Association of Florida community leader in Homestead, Florida Fourth in the South Africa-US Agroecology Exchange Article Series In October 2017, I represented the Farmworker Association of Florida in a delegation of seven African American, Latinx, and Mexican farmers and farmworkers from the US arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa to participate in the […]