Join the WFTC, member organization the Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ) and many others in the WA State Food Justice Movement, for 2 fabulous events on Thursday, January 19th.
5 – 6:30PM: HAPPY HOUR – UNITED FOR FOOD JUSTICE!
College Inn Pub
4006 University Way NE
7 – 9PM: Food Movements Unite! Strategies to Transform Our Food Systems–Book Tour
University of Washington Architecture Hall, Room 147 (see directions below!)
In communities around the world the power of the people is at work regaining control of our ailing food systems. According to the latest book from Food First, the global food movement is diverse, widespread, refreshingly creative and tremendously powerful. Food Movements Unite! Strategies to Transform Our Food Systems brings us the words, insights and vision of the remarkable farmers, workers and consumers from rural and urban communities around the globe as they address the critical question: How can we unite to transform the global food system?
21 activists and practitioners speak to us “from the trenches” of the food, fuel and environmental crises. From the writings of Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved and Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, to João Pedro Stédile of the Brazilian Landless Worker’s Movement, this insightful book is a window into the thinking and actions of the people committed to bringing us affordable, healthy food in ways that harm neither the planet nor its people.
Sponsored by Community Alliance for Global Justice, UW Dept of Urban Design & Planning, UW Anthropology, UW African Studies Program Co-sponsored by Alleycat Acres, Cascade Harvest Coalition, Cascadian Edible Landscapes, Central Co-op, The Danny Woo Community Garden, EcoPraxis, GroundUP Organics, Just Garden Project, Lettuce Link/Solid Ground, Readers to Eaters, Real Food Challenge-UW, Seattle Tilth, Social HeARTistry Educators (SHE) for Cultivating Radical Activism Vitality and Education (CRAVE), UFCW Local 21, WA Fair Trade Coalition, Yes! Magazine
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY: Eric Holt-Giménez
Eric Holt-Giménez is the executive director of FoodFirst/Institute for Food and Development Policy. Eric is the editor of the 2011 Food First book, Food Movements Unite! Strategies to transform our food systems, and the author of the 2009 Food First Book Food Rebellions! Crisis and the Hunger for Justice. His earlier book, Campesino a Campesino: Voices from Latin America’s Farmer to Farmer Movement for Sustainable Agriculture chronicles the development of this movement in Mexico and Central America over two and a half decades. Eric worked with farmers, participated in their farmer-to-farmer trainings, and recorded their triumphs with his camera and pen. This engaging book is the product of that longitudinal participatory research.