What: The Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere (SLEE) annual dinner supports CAGJ’s work to transform unjust trade and agricultural policies and practices imposed by corporations, governments and other institutions while creating and supporting alternatives that embody social justice, sustainability, diversity and grassroots democracy. The SLEE dinner brings together over 400 local advocates, farmers, food workers, and allied organizations to celebrate CAGJ’s organizing for global justice!
When: This coming Saturday, July 14th!
5-6:30pm: Happy Hour live music, tasty snacks, and a silent auction — come visit the Lettuce Link table
6:30-9:30pm: Dinner (tickets required) Enjoy a scrumptious locally sourced and Fair Trade meal prepared from scratch by Art of the Table, Madres Kitchen, and the kitchen leaders of Community Kitchens Northwest. The Dessert Auction featuring 40 different desserts will make your mouth water!
Where: St. Demetrios Church, 2100 Boyer Ave E (Montlake neighborhood)
Why: The food will be amazing, and so will the speakers! The Keynote will feature Valerie Segrest and Elise Krohn from the Northwest Indian College Traditional Plants and Foods Program. Valerie also founded the Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project. Through their work on health and social justice, Valerie and Elise aim to reintroduce traditional foods into the diets of native people in the Pacific Northwest.
Also, there is free childcare for kids aged 2-11 from 6:30 – 9pm.
Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets, and cost $40 – $100. This dinner is a unique event because CAGJ’s supporters sponsor farmers, workers, and organizers from across the food system to be honored guest at the dinner — so if you’re able, please consider donating generously to subsidize someone else’s dinner!
They are still seeking volunteers to help out during the dinner, especially with serving from 4pm – 9pm. Contact Shannon at email@example.com, or call 206-405-4600.