Monday, January 16, 2012

Join us @ Food Movements UNITE! -- rescheduled for FRIDAY

Two delicious opportunities to raise your fists (& glasses!) for food justice this Friday:

-- 5 - 6:30PM HAPPY HOUR, College Inn Pub private room (4006 University Way NE)
Mingle with community partners and meet esteemed guest Eric Holt-Giménez, executive director of Food First. Please come to share about your work and learn from others working to bring about change in food systems around the world and in the Seattle area.

 -- 7 - 9PM: FREE PUBLIC LECTURE, at University Heights Center
Come hear Holt-Giménez discuss strategies to build alliances that can transform our food system. He is the Editor of Food Movements Unite!, a new publication on this topic, and has had a remarkable career as an advocate for food justice and sovereignty.

About the book: 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?

*Rosalinda Guillén was scheduled to speak as well, but sadly is no longer able to join us

*Please help spread the word! Facebook event here.

Sponsored by Community Alliance for Global Justice, UW Dept of Urban Planning, Anthropology, & African Studies

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

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