Book Discussion: This Changes Everything

    naomi-klein-CAGJ Climate Justice Book Discussion and Potluck
    TUES January 27, 6 – 9pm
    Location: Central Co-op Rochdale Room, 19th and Madison.

    In 2014, CAGJ committed to prioritizing taking action on climate justice. To inspire and inform this work in 2015, we are starting the year with a discussion of Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes Everything: The Climate Vs. Capitalism. The book discussion – open to all CAGJ members and supporters – is part of the lead-up to our annual strategic retreat.  Through the book discussion we hope to address questions about the role of climate justice in the contemporary political “moment,” the role of CAGJ in contributing to the climate justice movement, and potential for future work together.

    It will be a casual, CAGJ-style potluck! Feel free to bring friends! If you are unable to complete the book, no problem, please come having read the Introduction and Chapters 3 and 4.  For those who do not have the book, a PDF of two chapters can be provided; email us for more info. RSVPs appreciated but not required – email us.

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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.


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