CAGJ Monthly E-Newsletter | JULY 6, 2023

People Over Profit! Seattle Peoples’ Summit Against APEC
No MOM Meeting in July
Call for CAGJ Interns & Volunteers
Say no to the Kroger-Albertsons Merger!
Comic: Future Natures
Podcast: Where Indigenous feminisms and food sovereignties meet
Film: The Seed Struggle In Africa
PRESS ADVISORY: Global social movements challenge the UN Food Systems summit
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People Over Profit! Seattle Peoples’ Summit Against APEC

Defend the rights of workers, women, migrants, and our planet!
Register for the Peoples’ Summit: July 29 - 30

PNW-POP is organizing to ensure that large numbers of working people, climate activists and others are shining a spotlight on the Seattle APEC meetings to ensure that corporate lobbyists don’t get their way as they discuss agreements on women, the economy and the upcoming Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF). 

Sign up for the Peoples' Counter Summit against APEC happening Saturday July 29 - Sunday July 30 in Seattle!  This will include a gathering to host discussions and make plans for regional and national organizing against APEC and other "free trade" bodies in the future.  The weekend will also include an informal social event and a rally to protest the APEC ministerial meetings that will be beginning the same weekend in Seattle. 

APEC is an intergovernmental forum with the purpose of preserving the neoliberal status quo and serving state and corporate interests. APEC’s meetings will have a massive impact on jobs, wages, labor rights, climate action, consumer privacy and corporate monopoly power both at home and abroad for decades to come. The press release announcing Seattle as the location for this crucial meeting specifically referenced it being chosen because it is the home to so many big corporations and lobby groups — such as Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing and others.

REGISTER HERE & Help us raise essential funds to make this event possible!

PNW-POP Merch: Pre-order now.

Host a Workshop: Host a workshop at the People's Counter Summit Against APEC to build a movement highlighting the struggles and resistance of workers, migrants, women, and many others in the face of corporate-government collusion.


No MOM Meeting in July
Call for CAGJ Interns & Volunteers
Strengthen CAGJ’s SLEE Gala & Communications!

Are you passionate about food sovereignty and local economic justice? Want to build your outreach, organizational, communications, networking, and nonprofit management skills, or your catering resumé? CAGJ is seeking strong communicators to join our team! All positions are open to students seeking internships, or CAGJ members and supporters just wanting to get more involved!

  • Communications & Social Media Support
  • SLEE Event Organizers: We want you to help organize our 17th annual SLEE Gala taking place on October 14th! We’re looking for a Silent Auction Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and a Head Chef/Kitchen Coordinator. 

Read more about Internship & Volunteer opportunities.


Say no to the Kroger-Albertsons Merger!

The merger will increase grocery monopolies across the US, which will lead to higher prices for customers, layoffs for employees, and the loss of markets for farmers and suppliers. Send a letter to the FTC asking them to oppose the merger. Learn more at Stop the Merger.


Comic: Future Natures
July 2, 2022
How did the world get into this mess? What does commoning look like and why is it needed? In this introductory comic from Future Natures, we explore the multiple crises produced by values that create artificial divisions between humans and the rest of nature. Read the comic.
New podcast episode: Where Indigenous feminisms and food sovereignties meet
Dec 23, 2022
AgroecologyNow in collaboration with CIDSE has launched the second episode of its podcast miniseries entitled ‘A Journey through feminist agroecology’. The new episode explores the link between food sovereignty and Indigenous feminisms as a decolonial project of reparations and reconstruction in the context of North America. Read the blog and access the episode here.
‘The Seed Struggle In Africa’: A Groundbreaking Film Exposing The Threat To Food Sovereignty
June 22, 2023 - Kirubel Tadele, AFSA
Together with the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, Biowatch South Africa, and PELUM Tanzania, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation has publicly launched a new groundbreaking documentary film called THE LAST SEED. AFSA is happy to announce that the first clip from the film, entitled “The Seed Struggle in Africa” is now available to the public. We hope that this film will inspire change in advocating for food sovereignty and brings to light the urgent, pivotal issues facing African farmers today.
PRESS ADVISORY: Global social movements challenge the UN Food Systems summit
July 3, 2023 - Peasant and Indigenous Press Forum

With the United Nations Secretary General convening the next UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS+2) in Rome this month — hundreds of grassroots, Indigenous, civil society groups are challenging the UN's controversial approach to tackling world hunger and unsustainable food production.

On July 17th, ahead of the UNFSS+2: Join in this press conference where global food systems leaders will denounce how the Summit entrenches corporate influence in the UN, unpack how this further threatens global food chains, share what effective policy solutions look like, and call for a shift towards biodiverse, agroecological community-led food systems. Hosted by the Peoples’ Autonomous Response to the UNFSS, with support from A Growing Culture. Register here.

See full press advisory in English / en Español / en Français.


SAT July 8 3:30-5:30PM
Fair Trade Ice Cream Social
The Washington Fair Trade Coalition is hosting our annual fundraiser on Saturday, July 8th from 3:30-5:30 pm! We will be hosting an ice cream social at Seward Park! Please join us for our first in-person fundraiser since 2019 where we’ll play games, mingle, and talk trade. With trade negotiations coming to Seattle this August, this event will be a wonderful opportunity to educate and mobilize for another legendary trade fight! Your support is crucial and much appreciated. Register now.
WED July 12 - WED Aug 16
RG Internationalism Summer School
The Internationalism Summer School is an opportunity for a multiracial, cross-class space at Resource Generation to explore the connections of local and national struggle with international solidarity. In this program, we will collaborate with frontline organizations, foundations, and funders to expand our understanding and position towards redistribution and solidarity work that is more deeply connected to the international struggle against global capitalism. More info and registration.
WED July 19 4-5PM
Oxbow Farm Tour: Let's Talk About Summer Cover Crop
Take a behind the scenes exploration of the farm with our Agriculture Program Manager, Anthony Reyes. Enjoy a brief overview of learning about the unique characteristics of growing in a flood plain, pollinator corridors that help connect our different restoration zones throughout the farm, and different techniques that we use to help navigate the changing climate. Dive deep into cover crops, field rotation management, the benefit of cover crops, and our current and extensive trial of over 100 different varieties of cover crop seeds with the Natural Resources Conservation Service! More info and registration.
July 20-22 & July 27-29
Urban Farming in Partnership with the Black Farmers Collective
iUrban Teen, in partnership with the Black Farmers Collective, are hosting two 3-day cohorts of students at Yes Farm. Join them at the farm in the morning and the SHA rooms in the afternoon for the program. Each cohort is a max of 15 students each. Read more and register.
SUN July 23 12-3PM PST
Tilth Alliance Vashon Farm & Garden Picnic
Tilth Alliance and the Vashon Island Growers Association invite you to a summer potluck picnic at Vashon Cohousing, an 18-home cohousing community in the heart of the Island. The picnic will be a fundraiser to provide scholarships for Vashon Island farmers to attend this year’s Tilth Conference in Port Townsend, October 26-28. The suggested donation is $25 per person. More info and registration.

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