Rise Up! CAGJ Summer School 2018

Rise Up! CAGJ Summer School 2018

Rise Up! CAGJ Summer School is an anti-oppression leadership development program exploring food sovereignty movements situated in our local contexts. We prioritize perspectives and voices of people of color and queer activists in the materials and discussions. By deepening our connections and building community, we hope to create a safe space to explore learning edges and encourage newer activists to rise up in leadership.

The 3-month program in 2018 delved into our campaign-related themes of African food sovereignty, Farmworker solidarity, and Northwest Native Resistance to GE Salmon through community discussions and site visits. Perspectives of people of color were prioritized in the materials and discussions as we focused on an anti-oppressive and intersectional analysis. We developed the leadership of members involved in the organizing and facilitation and worked to create a safe space that encouraged newer activists to explore learning edges and rise up in leadership.

This event launched in 2018, and we hope to offer it again in 2019!
If you are interested in joining next year’s Summer School, please email Simone.

2018 Details:

  • Free and open to all!
  • Rise Up! CAGJ Summer School sessions met twice in June, July, and August
  • Potluck Reading Group Discussions: 2nd Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm (accessible location in Seattle)
  • Field Trips: Day-time on Saturdays (see below)
  • Facebook event!
  • RiseUp Summer School Flyer
  • All registered participants were added to a listserv for communications about the program and to receive materials and updates, including meeting locations.

2018 Dates:

JUNE: African Food Sovereignty

  • Tuesday June 12 6:30-8:30pm: Potluck Reading Group Discussion
  • Saturday June 23 3-6pm: Field Trip to Gates Foundation Visitor Center in Seattle

JULY: Farmworker Solidarity

  • Tuesday July 10 6:30-9:30pm (note new end time): Potluck Reading Group Discussion
  • Saturday July 21 10am-3pm (including travel): Field Trip: met with Familias Unidas por la Justicia farmworker union in Bellingham area, WA

AUGUST: Northwest Native Resistance to GE Salmon

  • Tuesday August 14 6:30-9:30pm (note new end time): Potluck Reading Group Discussion
  • Sunday August 12 10am-3pm: Field Trip to Swinomish Days at the Swinomish Tribe Reservation

2018 Commitment:

In order to create a cohesive learning community, we asked participants to commit to attending at least two discussion sessions and at least two field trips, to deepen their involvement in CAGJ during 2018, and to come with a readiness to learn and have fun while doing it!

Updates are shared with registered participants via the Summer School listserv.

Please email Simone (simone@cagj.org) if you have any questions.