7th Annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner!
Saturday, September 7th, 2013
NEW Location: University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE
Tickets available AT THE DOOR TONIGHT STARTING AT 5PM! Tickets are sliding scale, $40-$100. Kids are only $10. We sell out, so get yours soon! Or be a Table Captain and organize a table of 10 people! $100 tickets sponsor a farmer/foodworker to attend! Solidarity tickets available; contact us for more information.
Happy Hour 5-6:30pm Enjoy libations, live music from Seattle Fandango Project, and delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by Kaspar’s while acquainting yourself with featured food justice organizations and groups promoting community development, food sovereignty and food workers’ rights. Get started early on our Silent Auction full of local and fair trade goodies, as well!
Dinner 6:30-9pm Join us for a delicious dinner featuring dishes from Cafe Flora and Madres’ Kitchen, in addition to plates prepared by CAGJ’s in-house chefs and Community Kitchens Northwest using the seasonal bounty of Northwest farmers, ranchers and fisherfolk along with select Fair Trade ingredients. This year’s dinner will highlight in particular Pacific Northwest native foods. The Dessert Auction featuring more than 30 different desserts will make your mouth water!
Keynote: Saru Jayaraman “Serving Up Justice: Why Sustainable Food Must Include Sustainable Working Conditions for the People Who Serve Us”
Saru Jayaraman is codirector of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, author of Behind the Kitchen Door, and director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC-Berkeley – This year’s SLEE dinner celebrates food service workers and their accelerating struggle for better conditions. Fair food means fair conditions up and down the food chain, including the people who serve us at the table. Join us and our friends at Restaurant Opportunities Center United, Working Washington, and Unite Here, among others, to celebrate the recent struggles of food service workers.
Support the SLEE Dinner!
To help in any of the following ways, please contact this year’s coordinator, Jasmine Zhang: [email protected], or call 206-405-4600. Thank you!
Sponsor SLEE! Sponsors receive recognition at the dinner,
and on our poster, website, & in the printed event program for 300.
Be a Table Captain! Fill a table for 10 people, $400 – $1000 sliding scale… or come & bring a friend!
Donate to Silent Auction! An experience, cabin get-away, massage, gift certificate, garden stuff….
Make a dessert for the Dessert Auction! Any wonderful creation of yours to help us top off dinner!
Volunteer! (and get in for free)! Cooks, child-care, bartenders (people with liquor serving permits), servers (experience great but not required!), and set-up/clean-up crew needed! We are still seeking a food service coordinator!
This event is wheelchair accessible and child-friendly.
Childcare available for kids 2-11 from 6:30-9pm.
For more information, or to volunteer for the event, please contact CAGJ:
206-405-4600 – www.cagj.org/ – [email protected]
Hi! Just curious if you still need volunteers for cooks? I am interested in food service coordinator… but would like to know more. I have worked with FEEST (Food, Empowerment, Education, and Sustainability Team) for a while now practicing my kitchen facilitator skills and overall leadership in food justice and youth empowerment through cooking. I will be starting FEEST like dinners at Nova High School soon and could use as much learning and practice as possible. 🙂