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4/10/15: Building Community Luncheon

Building Community Luncheon Keynote speaker: Jessica Williams, writer/actor and correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

This year's Luncheon features
writer/actor and correspondent on
The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart

Join us to support
at our 15th annual


Friday, April 10, 2015
12 noon-1:30pm

Westin Hotel
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

We believe that if we want to end poverty, we have to work for JUSTICE. At our 15th Annual Building Community Luncheon, you'll learn what Solid Ground is doing now to end poverty, hear about our vision for the future, and find out how you can help.
As poet Audre Lorde eloquently put it, we recognize that “there is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” This is why we're dedicated to achieving housing justice, food justice, racial justice and economic justice to create long-lasting social change and equitable opportunities for all to thrive. Our featured guest is Jessica Williams – writer/actor and correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – who will shake up the normal keynote speech format with an interactive presentation, using humor to unearth serious issues that create barriers to equal justice.


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Register now! Registration is open for individual guests as well as table hosts. There is no cost to register and reserve your space for the Luncheon, but you will be asked to make a donation at the event. ($150 suggested minimum donation.)

HOST A TABLE:                                                  
Support Solid Ground’s work by hosting a table at our Luncheon!
You can host a full table (you + 9 guests) or a half table (you + 4 guests). As a table host, you invite your friends, family and colleagues to join you at the event. To learn more about the role of table hosting, contact Christy Arrington ( | 206.694.6857) for a Table Host Guide. To sign up as a Table Host, register yourself at the link above and include your own name in the “Table Host” field.

Sponsorship is a vital part of the Building Community Luncheon. Sponsors underwrite the costs of the event, leveraging the gifts made by attendees that directly support our work. There are several sponsorship packages available, starting at $1,500. If you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities,
please contact Christy Arrington at 206.694.6857 or

Jessica Williams is a young writer/performer out of Los Angeles’ UCB system and a former cast member in The UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade) Sketch pilot for Comedy Central. She grew up in Torrance, CA and starred in the Nickelodeon show Just for Kicks as a teenager. While she was studying Film and English at Cal State Long Beach and doing improv as a member of ComedySportz: The College Team, she landed the role as the youngest correspondent for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She was featured on Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch 2012, and in 2014 she made appearances on Season 3 of the hit HBO show, Girls.

Please go to our web donation page if you are unable to attend but would still like to make a gift to support the event.


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THANK YOU to our 2014 Luncheon Sponsors!


     Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation logo

    The Boeing Company logo

                 McCallum Print Group logo 


        Premier Sponsor, Microsoft 


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