People's Kitchen Counter-Mobilization: Food Systems Take Back- virtual Sept 23

Event Dates: 
THURS SEPT 23, 7 - 11:30AM PDT/10am - 2:30pm EDT
People's Kitchen Counter-Mobilization: Food Systems Take Back
In concert with the global resistance to the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), CAGJ & National Family Farm Coalition will host the virtual People’s Kitchen Counter-Mobilization: Food System Take-Back on the same day as the UNFSS — September 23, 2021. This virtual event will elevate the voices and concerns of those whose hands put food on our collective tables, yet are being marginalized by the UNFSS’s process. The program will include saludos from our food sovereignty partners around the world, and live music!
7:00AM PDT: Opening welcome
7:30AM PDT: African Perspectives on UNFSS:  A Conversation with Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa & Slow Food International
Speakers: Anne Maina, The Biodiversity and Biosafety Association of Kenya (BIBA-Kenya) and Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), Edie Mukiibi, Vice President, Slow Food International
8:30AM PDT: Defending Land Rights for Food Sovereignty in the Americas & Beyond
Speakers: Tristan Quinn-Thibodeau, ActionAID; Maria Louisa Mendoza, Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos/The Network for Social Justice and Human Rights, Brazil
10:00AM PDT: Protecting the Sacred: Indigenous Food and Sea Food Sovereignty
Speakers: Valerie Segrest, an enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and cofounder of Tahoma Peak Solutions; Carl Wassile, Native Fisherman from Yup’ik Nation in Western Alaska and part of Alaska’s Big Village Network and BlockCorporateSalmon
11:00AM PDT: Taking Action for Food Sovereignty
Speakers: Niaz Dorry, National Family Farm Coalition and North American Marine Alliance
Event hosted by Community Alliance for Global Justice, National Family Farm Coalition, North American Marine Alliance, One Fish Foundation, and Slow Food USA.

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Join CAGJ’s Counter-Messenging Campaign

We are asking for your support to boost and amplify the website that CAGJ created with support from USFSA, NFFC, and other partners. The site is designed to share counter-messaging in opposition to the UN Food Systems Summit and in support of agroecology and food sovereignty, and to collect info about upcoming and past events organized as part of counter-mobilizations in the US and globally. 
We would love your help in two ways:
1) Get people in your networks to use the site to plug into some of the many ongoing events being organized! Share this page which lists upcoming events (with relevant hyperlinks to organizations and any registration details), and also includes past events with links to recordings (if available): https://unfss2021. org/events-1
2) Tweet about the website and use the UNFSS handles and hashtags, in order to hopefully get the website (and other counter-messaging) to take over their feeds in the coming days. 
Sample tweets:
What's wrong with the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit @FoodSystems #UNFSS2021? Visit to learn more about why civil society is protesting and organizing counter-events instead. No to corporate capture of #foodsystems--we want #FoodSystems4People and #foodsovereignty
The UN Food Systems Summit @FoodSystems facilitates the corporate takeover of global #foodsystems. Visit to learn more! Civil society says: #UNFSS2021 should be promoting #agroecology