Thank you to everyone that attended the 9th Annual SLEE dinner on August 1st. Close to 300 attendees raised almost $25,000 for CAGJ’s organizing! See photos of the event here and check out this video that we showed at the dinner highlighting CAGJ’s 3 demonstrations at Costco and the Gates Foundation that were featured in the mainstream media this year.
A huge thank you to the amazing and inspiring Dean Jackson of Hilltop Urban Gardens. In their keynote, Dean was personal, funny and heart-warming as they talked frankly about their genderqueer identity and what it means to be a Black urban farmer in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement. Dean urged us to take these three actions:
- Signal boost Black-led organizing work in your community by sharing, retweeting, tumblring Black Lives Mattermessages and supporting Black Leadership in Seattle/Pacific Northwest.
- Donate money to Black led organizing. Contact Social Justice Fund for more information:Karen Toering – [email protected]
- Change your Facebook picture to Black Lives Matter.
HUG is in need of our support! The week before the dinner, many of HUG’s garden tools were stolen. Please support HUG’s important work and make it possible for them to replace these tools by clicking the Donate button on their website!
SLEE is truly a community event. Over 60 volunteers helped out the day of SLEE, and we had close to 150 local food producers and businesses donate food, drinks and silent auction items! Thank you to everyone who made the dinner a success again this year!
Thank you to our generous sponsors: Central Co-op, El Gaucho Hospitality, Equal Exchange, Friends of the Earth, G&O Family Cyclery, Loki Fish Co., New Roots Organics, Real Change, UFCW Local 21.
Have feedback about the dinner? Send your comments to [email protected]. We always try to incorporate people’s feedback in order to make the dinner even better next year.
Weren’t able to attend SLEE this year? SLEE is the most important way that CAGJ raises funds. Make a donation to support the important ways that CAGJ is working for food justice and food sovereignty.
See you at SLEE 2016!