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Saturday
Sep
19
2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 9:45am-5pm
9:45am-5pm
Co-Sponsored by Seattle Boycott Committee PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE HERE:https://cagj.org/civicrm-base-page/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=40 CAGJ’s Food Justice Project invites you to a Teach-Out with Familias Unidas por la Justicia, an independent farmworker union in Burlington, WA. Join us on September 19 to learn about the history and current landscape of farmworker organizing from members of Familias Unidas as well as Community to Community, take a tour of the farms and engage in a strategy session around strengthening the boycott. Familias Unidas por la Justicia was formed in 2013 out of a series of strikes in response to inhumane production standards, wage theft, denial of lunch and rest breaks, racial harassment and other abuses farmworkers continue to experience while working for Sakuma Bros berry farm. Familias Unidas is currently waging a historic struggle for a union contract to ensure fair wages and dignity in the workplace for farmworkers and has endorsed a consumer boycott of Driscoll’s berries, the main distributor of Sakuma berries, until Sakuma negotiates a fair union contract with Familias Unidas por la Justicia. Solidarity actions have been taking place this summer all over Washington state and also around the country in support of the boycott and Familias Unidas. As momentum continues to build, this is a great time to learn about the struggle and how to support the movement for farmworker justice! Brief schedule: 8:45am – Leave Seattle for Mt. Vernon (via car-pools) 10:00am – Program begins 3:00pm – Program ends / Leave Skagit Valley to return to Seattle by 4pm Registration is required:https://cagj.org/civicrm-base-page/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=40 After you register, we will send you more details about the logistics of the day, including carpool coordination, meeting location and lunch. We will work out disability accommodations if needed. About Teach-Outs: CAGJ’s Food Justice Project invites our members and others to learn about and build connections with key players in the local food region through visits to farms, community kitchens, community gardens and other sites. The visits include hands-on work that is needed by or is appropriate to the sites, opportunities to debrief and reflect at the end of the site visit, and calls to action! Through these visits, CAGJ hopes to facilitate a place for the voices of leaders in our local food system to be heard and their knowledge and skills to be recognized and celebrated. LEARN MORE:http://boycottsakumaberries.com/why-boycott/how-you-can-walk-with-familias-unidas-por-la-justicia/ Questions? Give us a call (206.405.4600) or email us. Share: More Email Share on Tumblr
Saturday
Sep
12
2015
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 8pm
8pm
This is a series of four ten-minute films on the state of the climate, consequences of the change taking place, and solutions to the climate crisis.  Refreshments and discussion will follow.    This showing is free and open to the public.  Donations to support this on-going series will be accepted. THE FILMS: Last Hours is about the real threat of the release of methane from the melting arctic, thus triggering an extreme climate change event. Carbon shows how we can keep carbon in the ground through putting a price on carbon. Green World Rising shows our pathway forward through renewable technology that decentralizes the current power grid. Restoration discusses how the earth’s natural ecosystems deal with climate and how we can work with nature to turn the tide. Green World Rising is created by Tree Media with the support of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.  The series is narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, presented by Thom Hartmann and directed by Leila Conners. Share: More Email Share on Tumblr
Friday
Sep
11
2015
Friday, September 11, 2015 at 8pm
8pm
Targeting Iran (71 min, Andy Norris, 2013) Inspired by a book of the same name by David Barsamian, the documentary Targeting Iran seeks to debunk myths about Iranian society, politics, and nuclear weapons aspirations. Interviews with leading geopolitical thinkers about Iran and US-Iranian relations are supplemented with background history on Iran, including the western intervention in Iran in 1953 that seeded so many subsequent wars in the Middle East. The film is given added value through the film depictions of current Iranian life and society provided by Rick Steves who toured Iran in 2008 at the encouragement of Seattle’s INOC peace-making group. The film is especially important at this very moment because the US Senate will vote soon after Labor Day (September 7th, 2015) to accept or reject a deal, recently negotiated between six nations and the government of Iran, that would limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities in return for the lifting of western economic sanctions. As of mid-August, 58 US Senators have indicated they would vote against the accord, while Senators Cantwell and Murray remain silent about which way they will vote. www.wedgwoodmeaningfulmovies.org Share: More Email Share on Tumblr
Thursday
Sep
10
2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Please join us on September 10 from 6:30-8:30pm for our Seattle City Council Candidate Forum. Find out what the candidates think about a range of issues impacting women and communities of color, and more at a forum hosted in City Hall. Hosted by Seattle Women’s Commission Co-Sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, Washington Community Action Network, OneAmerica Votes, Surge Northwest, and Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii Supporting Organizations: Equal Rights Washington, Washington Housing Alliance Action Fund **WHAT: A forum for Seattle City Council Candidates **WHEN: Thursday, September 10 from 6:30-8:30pm **WHERE: At Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes room All candidates for Seattle City Council who will be in the General Election are invited. Please RSVP and submit your questions for Seattle City Council candidates. RSVP HERE: https://docs.google.com/a/prochoicewashington.org/forms/d/1BHrotrNQMBO3bI_c5iPhNLNvvStU8QZSl0AGrWEjm-4/viewform Share: More Email Share on Tumblr
Monday
Sep
7
2015
Monday, September 7, 2015 from 11am-1pm
11am-1pm
A massive uprising is on the horizon. Thousands of men, women and children will gather this Labor Day, September 7th, as part of an international movement. Improving Birth’s “Rally to Improve Birth” will host its fourth annual rally, held simultaneously in dozens of states across the U.S., and in Canada, Mexico, and Australia. This movement isn’t about natural birth vs. medicated birth. It’s not about hospital birth vs. homebirth or birth center birth. It’s about women being capable of making safer, more informed decisions about their care and that of their babies, when they are given full and accurate information about their care options, including the potential harms, benefits, and alternatives. It’s about respect for women and their decisions in childbirth, including how, where, and with whom they give birth; and the right to be treated with dignity and compassion. For more information about what Evidence-Based Maternity Care is, be sure to visit ImprovingBirth.org. Come Stand with Us! We encourage men, women, and children to come stand in support of evidence-based maternity care and the right of women to make their own informed decisions about how to give birth. The Purpose We are rallying to bring awareness to a problem and a solution. So many people are unaware of just how much room for improvement there is in our maternity care system: of how much of a gap there is between “routine” or typical care and care that is based on scientific evidence and known best practices. So many women are unaware that respect and compassion in childbirth aren’t just luxuries; they’re a human right. We are taking those messages to the streets, to the general public. Because we are the solution–-the mothers and families whose business drives the maternity care system. Imagine what change we could effect if we really took hold of our power as consumers and wielded it to make evidence-based maternity care the new “standard” of care, and to make humanity in childbirth a given. ******************************************************************* Una transformacion masiva está en el horizonte. Miles de hombres, mujeres y niños se reunirán este 7 de Septiembre Labor Day, como parte de un movimiento internacional. Mejorando el Parto “Manifestacion para Mejorar el Parto” celebrará su cuarta manifestación anual, que se celebra simultáneamente en decenas de estados de los EE.UU., y en Canadá, México y Australia. Este movimiento no es sobre el parto natural contra el parto en medicado. No se trata de parto en el hospital contra el parto en casa o centro de parto. Se trata de mujeres que son capaces de tomar decisiones más seguras, más informadas sobre su salud y la de sus bebés, cuando se les da la información completa y precisa acerca de sus opciones de cuidado, incluyendo los daños potenciales, beneficios y alternativas. Se trata de respeto para las mujeres y sus decisiones en el parto, incluyendo cómo, dónde y con quién dan a luz; y el derecho a ser tratadas con dignidad y compasión. Para obtener más información acerca de lo que es cuidado de maternidad basada en la evidencia, visita ImprovingBirth.org. Ven a luchar con nosotros! Animamos a los hombres, mujeres y niños vengan a luchar en apoyo de la cuidado de maternidad basada en la evidencia y el derecho de las mujeres a tomar sus propias decisiones informadas sobre cómo dar a luz. El propósito Nos estamos reuniendo para tomar conciencia de un problema y una solución. Muchas personas no son conscientes de que tanto podemos mejorar nuestro sistema de cuidado de maternidad: de cuánto espacio hay entre “rutina” o cuidado típico y el cuidado que se basa en la evidencia científica y las mejores prácticas. Muchas mujeres no son conscientes de que el respeto y la compasión en el parto no son sólo lujos; son derechos humanos. Estamos llevando esos mensajes a las calles, al público en general. Porque somos la solución – las madres y las familias somos la fuente de negocio del sistema de cuidado de maternidad. Imagínese los cambios que podriamos hacer si realmente nos apoderamos de nuestro poder como consumidores para cambiar el cuidado de la maternidad basada en la evidencia al nuevo “estándar” de atención, y hacemos que la humanidad en el parto se una realidad. Share: More Email Share on Tumblr
Sunday
Sep
28
2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014 from noon-7pm
noon-7pm
Family-friendly, FREE, and full of surprises, the Sustainable Ballard Festival is about celebrating our successes over the past year! Test ride an electric bike, sample Ballard craft brews and delicious bites, win prizes, catch some live music on our solar-powered mainstage, press fresh cider, win prizes for “Name That Tool!” and even meet goats, chickens, rabbits, and ducks.  The festival features some all-time favorite exhibits, plus more new activities, workshops, and hands-on games than ever before. With 75 exhibits, from solar and wind turbine demos to the Citizen Activation Station, the Sustainable Ballard Festival is a fantastically fun opportunity to learn together, get inspired, and discover new ways to live more lightly on the earth.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 11am-6pm
11am-6pm
Family-friendly, FREE, and full of surprises, the Sustainable Ballard Festival is about celebrating our successes over the past year! Test ride an electric bike, sample Ballard craft brews and delicious bites, win prizes, catch some live music on our solar-powered mainstage, press fresh cider, win prizes for “Name That Tool!” and even meet goats, chickens, rabbits, and ducks.  The festival features some all-time favorite exhibits, plus more new activities, workshops, and hands-on games than ever before. With 75 exhibits, from solar and wind turbine demos to the Citizen Activation Station, the Sustainable Ballard Festival is a fantastically fun opportunity to learn together, get inspired, and discover new ways to live more lightly on the earth.
Sunday
Sep
21
2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014 at midnight through Monday, September 22, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Monday, September 22 at midnight
Join us for a march and rally on Sept 21 in solidarity with the People’s Climate March in NYC. We can’t rely on politicians who’ve been dragging their feet for decades. We can only rely on ourselves and the grassroots movement we’re building. Here in the Pacific NW we face a number of fossil fuel projects that threaten the lives of people and the environment – explosive oil trains, coal trains, and the construction of coal export terminals. March and rally location TBD. Endorsed by:350 SeattleSocialist Alternative Green Party of WashingtonDivest University of WashingtonBackbone Campaign Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) Want to get involved or endorse the event? Contact us at Rodriquez00@gmail.com
Saturday
Sep
20
2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
*We will act in solidarity with the historic People’s Climate March in New York. *We will honor the International Treaty to Protect the Sacredness of the Salish Sea to be signed 9/22 by Coast Salish Nations. *We will call for cross-border action by citizens and politicians to defend the Salish Sea from a juggernaut of new coal, oil and LNG export projects. On September 20th, as world leaders gather for the UN climate summit in New York, Canadians and Americans, First Nations and Native American tribes, and all the diverse communities of the Salish Sea will gather at the Peace Arch to send a unified and clear message to world leaders, as well as to our own local elected officials: it is time for unprecedented action to defend the Salish Sea and our global climate from fossil fuel development. We will reach out across the border, literally taking each other’s hands; share our struggles and aspirations for a livable planet; and pledge to take unified action to protect the climate and the ecosystems, economies, communities and cultures that cohabit the Salish Sea bioregion. Join us at this family-friendly event to hear inspirational stories and fantastic music, and stand together with people from across the border and around the world to demand a rapid, dramatic and equitable transition to a clean energy future. Speakers will include representatives from the Tsleil-Waututh Sacred Trust, the Semiahmoo First Nation, and the Lummi Nation. Join us! This rally is being organized by:350 SeattleWilderness CommitteeGeorgia Strait Alliance This is a peaceful event taking place with the blessing of the Semiahmoo First Nation on their traditional territory. Carpooling, vanpooling, and public transportation highly encouraged. You will not have to cross the border to join the rally. If you live on the US side, you can RSVP here and indicated your carpooling preferences: http://350seattle.org/peace-arch/ Endorsing organizations:350 BellinghamWashington Environmental CouncilBackbone Campaign
Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
*We will act in solidarity with the historic People’s Climate March in New York. *We will honor the International Treaty to Protect the Sacredness of the Salish Sea to be signed 9/22 by Coast Salish Nations. *We will call for cross-border action by citizens and politicians to defend the Salish Sea from a juggernaut of new coal, oil and LNG export projects. On September 20th, as world leaders gather for the UN climate summit in New York, Canadians and Americans, First Nations and Native American tribes, and all the diverse communities of the Salish Sea will gather at the Peace Arch to send a unified and clear message to world leaders, as well as to our own local elected officials: it is time for unprecedented action to defend the Salish Sea and our global climate from fossil fuel development. We will reach out across the border, literally taking each other’s hands; share our struggles and aspirations for a livable planet; and pledge to take unified action to protect the climate and the ecosystems, economies, communities and cultures that cohabit the Salish Sea bioregion. Join us at this family-friendly event to hear inspirational stories and fantastic music, and stand together with people from across the border and around the world to demand a rapid, dramatic and equitable transition to a clean energy future. Speakers will include representatives from the Tsleil-Waututh Sacred Trust, the Semiahmoo First Nation, and the Lummi Nation. Join us! This rally is being organized by:350 SeattleWilderness CommitteeGeorgia Strait Alliance This is a peaceful event taking place with the blessing of the Semiahmoo First Nation on their traditional territory. Carpooling, vanpooling, and public transportation highly encouraged. You will not have to cross the border to join the rally. If you live on the US side, you can RSVP here and indicated your carpooling preferences: http://350seattle.org/peace-arch/ Endorsing organizations:350 BellinghamWashington Environmental CouncilBackbone Campaign