Strengthening Local Economies, Everywhere! 4th Annual Dinner & Fair
Join Community Alliance for Global Justice and over 400 local advocates, farmers, food workers, and allied organizations at our 4th annual Strengthening Local Economies, Everywhere! Dinner to raise awareness about pressing social, economic, and environmental justice issues - as well as to celebrate our own vast pool of resources locally to create lasting change!
The Strengthening Local Economies, Everywhere! Dinner plays a pivotal role in CAGJ's organizing and fundraising efforts. This year, we are thrilled that Ben Burkett will join us as keynote speaker, on the topic "Globalize Hope! Globalize Struggle! Connecting US and African Farmers for Food Sovereignty". Burkett is a 4th generation Mississippi farmer, President of the National Family Farm Coalition and active in La Via Campesina, the international movement of peasants struggling for food sovereignty. His talk will discuss the role of the Gates Foundation in African agriculture, and how farmers are organizing across borders for sustainable, democratic alternatives to the "green revolution" promoted by the foundation.
Help us build community solidarity while also connecting local and global struggles for justice through this fun, engaging and inspiring event!
Schedule of Events
Happy Hour 4:30-6:00 ~ Enjoy libations, live music, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a Silent Auction, and the opportunity to acquaint yourself with featured food justice organizations and groups promoting community development, food sovereignty and Fair Trade in Africa.
Dinner 6:00-9:00 ~ Enjoy a scrumptious meal featuring dishes from Portage Bay Cafe, Kaspar's and Madres Kitchen, in addition to plates prepared by CAGJ's in-house chefs using the bounty of Northwest farmers, ranchers and fisherfolk and select Fair Trade ingredients. The Dessert Auction featuring 40 different desserts will make your mouth water!
Dancing 9:00-11:00 ~ Celebrate the global food revolution with African music and dancing!
$35 Regular Price
$60 Support a Farmer/Food Worker: Gives you entry and also ensures that a local farmer or food worker can be one of our honored guests at the event!
*A limited number of "Volunteerships" are available: work trade for tickets to the dinner. In addition, many volunteers are needed the week of the event, and those assisting the night-of will enjoy a complimentary meal! To sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, or to get involved with organizing, please contact CAGJ: 206-405-4600, email@example.com
St. Demetrios Church
2100 Boyer Avenue E
Seattle, WA 98112
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