Food Justice Project

food_justiceThrough community education, political action, anti-oppressive organizing and community-building, the Food Justice Project seeks to challenge and transform the globalized, industrial, corporate-driven food system and promote existing alternatives.

Food Justice Project meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 8:30pm Pacific Time on Zoom. Contact fjp@cagj.org for more info.

New to the Food Justice Project?
Volunteer orientations are held from 6pm-6:30pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, right before Food Justice Project (FJP) meetings. Come to learn more about the Food Justice Project, our current campaigns, and ways you can get involved. The 6:30pm FJP meeting directly after gives you an opportunity to meet current organizers and get involved straight away!

Please RSVP to a future orientation by emailing us first at fjp@cagj.org.

What We Do

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Community-based workshops and "teach-outs" educating people on food justice & sovereignty issues and encouraging people to take action.

"Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice" is CAGJ's educational book in two editions, with recipes, how-to, and essays on food politics, justice, and sovereignty. A great teaching resource!

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Mobilizing our members and the public for a fair food system.
Take action to support these campaigns and food sovereignty everywhere!

We organize and support campaigns in solidarity with local family farmers and food producers, farmworkers, for the right to good food, food chain workers, and food justice globally!

Subscribe to our FJP listserv (in box below) and get meeting & event announcements, and a few food justice resources/articles from around the region and around the world (1-2 posts a week)!

Still need to know more? Check out this YouTube video slideshow about Food Justice Project Teach-Outs and CAGJ's publication, "Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice"

Recent updates and actions:


Registration Now Open: Rise Up! Summer School 2021

Cultivating Care, Growing Movements

CAGJ’s Rise Up! Summer School is a free, 3-month political education and leadership development program for community members, where we create space to collectively develop tools and analysis to strengthen the global food sovereignty movement.

This year, we will dig into the root of movement building — creating more space for joy! — beginning with these guiding questions:

How and why do we build grassroots power? What does it mean to be part of a social movement?

How do we organize ourselves in ways that sustain us all better than the extractive and exploitative systems under which we currently live?

As we build solidarity with struggles for justice, healing, and sovereignty, how do we always find our way back to, in the words of bell hooks, “love as the practice of freedom”?

We will situate our conversations in food systems, in the work of our partners with whom we have cultivated solidarity, and in strengthening the grassroots, global movement for Food Sovereignty.

Gathering Times

Discussion Gatherings via Zoom:

3 Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm PDT
July 13, August 3, August 24

“In the Field” Webinars via Zoom:

TUES June 29 6-8pm PDT: Washington Food Chain Workers’ Struggle for Food Sovereignty. Open to the public –  register here to receive the Zoom link.

+ 2 dates TBD

In-Person Teach Out (optional, local to Seattle):

Date(s) TBD

Registration

Registration closes June 25th! Space is limited.  tinyurl.com/RegisterRiseUp2021

“In the Field” webinars and reading materials will be available to the public on our website.

Commitment

In order to create a cohesive learning community, we ask participants to commit to attending at least two discussion sessions, to deepen your involvement in CAGJ during 2021, and to come with a readiness to learn and have fun while doing it!

Questions?

Email contact_us@cagj.org to reach co-coordinators Erika, Rachel, and Noël.

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