Seed the Change 2024

Join us for Landesa's signature annual fundraising event, Seed the Change.  Let’s gather and grow our community of supporters to advance land rights and climate justice for millions of people across the globe. 

Landesa is honored to welcome renowned human rights lawyer, writer, front-line defender, and activist, Steven Donziger as our keynote speaker for the evening. Steven has been internationally heralded for his focus on addressing human rights abuses and corporate malfeasance.  

Known for his “Herculean tenacity” (Business Week), Steven is part of the team working with Indigenous and farmer communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest, who won a historic $9.5B judgment against Chevron for the environmental cleanup of what experts consider to be one of the worst oil-related catastrophes in the world.  

Following the stunning victory, he became the main target of a retaliatory campaign by Chevron and was wrongly imprisoned, receiving support from 68 Nobel Laureates and 120 NGOs working for his release. Steven’s analysis and commentary on human rights and environmental and criminal justice matters have been featured in numerous legal publications, academic journals, and news outlets.  Steven’s insights from his tremendous career as a litigator and advocate, and decades of work addressing human rights abuses, offer a unique perspective on how global events impact individuals, organizations, and communities today. 

There will be appearances by select Landesa program staff members including, Constance Teage, Liberia Program Director, and Dr. Monica Mhoja, Outreach Director—Africa. We look forward to a night of globally inspired cuisine and beverages, musical performance by Gansango, connecting with Landesa’s dedicated staff, and immersive and engaging activities about the profound impact of land rights. Your presence will make this an unforgettable evening as we unite for a cause that resonates across borders and generations. 

Get your tickets today to secure your spot. We can’t wait to see you at Town Hall Seattle on March 20! 

Special thanks to presenting sponsor PACCAR
And thanks to advocate sponsor Parsons & Co.

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Time: 6 PM

Location: Town Hall
                      1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Price: $10


Steven Donziger


Constance Teage


Monica Mhoja

past seed the change events:

2023 Seed the Change Recap:


Check out all of the 2023 event photos here.

    We had a fantastic time at Seed the Change held on March 15 at Town Hall Seattle. Thank you to everyone who attended, contributed to, and supported the event.

    To help you relive the excitement of Seed the Change 2023, we've made available photos and videos from our time together. The two videos debuted at Seed the Change, A Daughter’s Right and Zum Zum Zum, are now available on YouTube, as well as the keynote address from guest speaker Zainab Salbi. We invite you to share the photos and videos with your network to help spread the word about our mission, and to inspire others to join us in creating a world where everyone has access to land and the opportunity to thrive.

    Two new videos premiered at the event:

    Dr. Monica Mhoja joins award-winning poet and activist Hellen Bulugu to give voice to the millions of women who are calling out for the one thing they need most: a piece of land of their own.
    Stand for Her Land (S4HL) is working to close the gap on women's land rights around the world. In this film, from S4HL Bangladesh, we hear the story of a woman named Monoara, and a father who said “Yes” to his daughter’s land rights.

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