15 Years Since WTO Uprising! CAGJ & Central Cinema present “This is What Democracy Looks Like”

    -1CAGJ & Central Cinema Present:
    This is What Democracy Looks Like
    Screening and
    discussion with filmmaker Jill Friedberg

    Sunday Nov 30, 2014
    2:30pm – Doors Open
    5:30-6:30pm – Happy Hour at Central Cinema
    Central Cinema
    1411 21st Ave
    (corner of Union and 21st in the Central District)
    Seattle
    Tickets: $7 in advance/$9 at the door. Buy tickets here.

    November 30th marks the 15 year anniversary of the 1999 WTO protests, in Seattle.  Come celebrate with us at Central Cinema, where we’ll screen the documentary This is What Democracy Looks Like, the most important documentary made about the protests. You can also enjoy food & drink, and peruse Community Alliance for Global Justice’s Fair Trade for the Holidays gifts. Filmmaker Jill Freidberg will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film, and several local activists interviewed in the film are invited to join as well, to discuss how the WTO protests shaped their organizing since then.

    About the film: Watch the trailer.
    Cut from the footage of over 100 media activists, This is What Democracy Looks Like captures the historic events of the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle. The film marks a turning point in collaborative filmmaking and achieves a scope and vision possible only through the lenses of over 100 cameras. With a driving soundtrack by Rage Against the Machine, DJ Shadow, and Anne Feeney, This is What Democracy Looks Like, delivers an intensely political and emotional account of a week that changed the world. The film is a co-production between Corrugated Filmsfounder, Jill Freidberg, and Big Noise Films founder, Rick Rowley.

    Photo credit to Rick Dahms.

    Co-sponsored by the Washington Fair Trade Coalition.

    For more information contact: Danielle@seattleglobaljustice.org.

    Community Alliance for Global Justice
    606 Maynard Ave. S. #102
    Seattle, WA 98104
    (206) 405-4600

    How to get here

    Email us!

Our Projects

Food Justice

Food Justice is the right of communities everywhere to produce, distribute, access, and eat good food regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, ability, religion, or community. Good food is healthful, local, sustainable, culturally appropriate, humane, and produced for the sustenance of people and the planet.

Through community education, political action, and anti-oppressive organizing and community-building, CAGJ's Food Justice Project seeks to challenge and transform the globalized, industrial, corporate-driven food system and promote existing alternatives as we join the global struggle for food sovereignty for all!

AGRA Watch

AGRA Watch's objectives are to monitor and question the Gates Foundation's participation in the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Upon researching this initiative and its historical precedents, AGRA Watch finds the current approach politically, environmentally, socially, and ethically problematic. We support sustainable, socially responsible, and indigenous alternatives in Africa, and connect these movements to those occurring in our local communities.

Trade Justice

CAGJ works for Trade Justice by organizing to reform the current US trade model that prioritizes profits over people and the environment, while offering viable alternatives through democratic engagement. Through CAGJ’s Trade Action Network, and membership in the WA Fair Trade Coalition, CAGJ continues our historic organizing to halt future so-called Free Trade Agreements, including the pending Trans Pacific Partnership, and to monitor existing policy including NAFTA, CAFTA and bilateral agreements with Peru, Colombia, South Korea and Panama. We seek to increase public understanding of trade by educating and advocating about the links to our food system, food sovereignty, immigrant rights, climate justice and economic justice.

News

Statement of the Africa-U.S. Food Sovereignty Summit

On Oct 10-14, 2014 Community Alliance for Global Justice/AGRA Watch invited African leaders from six nations representing regional and ...

The Global Struggle for Food Sovereignty: A Discussion with African Food Leaders & Farmers

After many years of careful planning, we are proud to be hosting the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit in Seattle ...

7/26 Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere (SLEE!) Dinner: Celebrating Fisherfolk in the Food Sovereignty Movement

Join us for CAGJ’s annual Food Justice dinner! Enjoy a delicious meal made with local and Fair Trade ingredients while ...

Educate for Action Volunteer Facilitators Needed!

Educate for Action workshops inspire participants to take action for food sovereignty and justice. We facilitate fun, informative and participatory activities ...

Singing for Justice! Seattle Labor Chorus Benefit for CAGJ

Join CAGJ, the Seattle Labor Chorus, and our allies for a fun and inspiring evening of movement story-telling and songs ...

Get Involved With CAGJ

There are many ways you can get involved in the projects of CAGJ. For example, you can:

  • Become a member, intern or volunteer
  • Donate to help sustain CAGJ
  • Join our monthly e-newsletter list

Find out more on our Get Involved page!

Blog

 Subscribe in a reader

Another Court Victory for Familias Unidas por La Justicia

The farmworker union Familias Unidas Por la Jusitica has won another court case! The union has been organizing for workers rights and a fair contract at Sakuma Bros. Berry Farm and calling for a Driscoll’s and Sakuma berries boycott until a fair contract is signed. The recent court case forces policy changes around visitors to […]

“Fast Track” for New Corporate Trade Deal Trans-Pacific Partnership Looms

Hundreds of corporate negotiators (like Wal-Mart, Zymogenetics, and Cargill) and government officials are meeting in secret to draft a massive new trade agreement they call the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).  Skeptics are calling it NAFTA on steroids. The TPP would tear down trade regulations in Pacific rim countries from Vietnam to Chile under an agreement […]

Media Round Up- Africa-U.S. Food Sovereignty Summit

Print/Online African farmers here to challenge Gates’ ‘Green Revolution’ strategy: Western-style model is unsuited to Africa, Activists Say [print title] Critics of Gates’ ag programs bring the battle to Seattle: Leaders of African farm groups will argue Sunday at Town Hall that the foundation’s strategy is a flawed attempt to impose industrial agriculture at the expense […]


Enter your email address here to receive updates whenever CAGJ has a new blogpost:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Community Alliance for Global Justice on Facebook