SAT October 17: CAGJ’s 14th Annual SLEE Gala – Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere!

Community Alliance for Global Justice grew out of a mass people’s movement that shut down the World Trade Organization in 1999, and continues to work toward transforming unjust trade and agricultural practices. CAGJ’s 14th annual SLEE Gala (Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere) will highlight the hope embodied by youth on the front lines of the food justice movement.

Keynote: Chef Tarik Abdullah, Feed the People: Food, Kids, Community

Known for his innovative pop-up restaurants, Tarik is an experienced chef and youth educator. Chef Tarik’s cuisine is inspired by the tastes and flavors of his childhood, growing up in a Muslim family and broader community where ethnic foods were the norm. With deep roots in Seattle’s south end, his mission is to “Feed the People” creating community one meal at a time against a backdrop of great music and visual arts.

New for SLEE 2020: We are using Panorama to host our Virtual SLEE Gala! 

CAGJ is running our online Silent Auction and live event through Panorama. New for SLEE 2020 is the opportunity for CAGJ Members to raise funds for CAGJ from your community through Panorama’s Peer-to-Peer fundraising platform. Tickets can be purchased on this platform, or while you peruse Silent Auction items.

Location: Virtual (live stream)

See below for accessibility info. 

Schedule of Events

Silent Auction: The Silent Auction is live now – check it out! New items will be released leading up to October 17.

October 17th Event Presentations 6:00-7:00PM (Pacific): CAGJ’s welcome presentation and Chef Tarik Abdullah’s keynote speech will be live streamed. More details about this coming soon!

Tickets: Purchase on CAGJ’s Bidding for Good website

Sliding scale $40-$100: Please be generous in your support! We want to make this event accessible to everyone while also recognizing the need for us to raise crucial funds.

Support a Farmer/Farmworker/Organizer**: By purchasing a second ticket (at $50 or $100), you ensure that local farmers, farmworkers and food organizers can be honored guests at our event. Look for this purchasing option when you register.

**Although we will be gathering virtually, we will still be inviting honored guests to attend and your donation makes this possible!

Solidarity Tickets: We are committed to making this an accessible event for all. If you are unable to afford a full-price ticket, please contact Sara for Solidarity Tickets.

Be a Table Captain & Bring Friends to SLEE!

Table Captains fill a virtual “table” for as many guests as you’d like – you are not limited to 10! Choose between asking your guests to buy tickets individually, or buying a “table” for your guests, which provides CAGJ with important seed funds for our organizing. Sign up! Go to our Table Captain Resource Page and download the Table Captain packet, which includes instructions and sample outreach emails to send to your guests.

To create a taste of what SLEE is usually like, Loki Fish Co., one of our long-time sponsors, has generously donated 20 whole pink salmon, and Clean Greens Farm & Market is donating greens! These are available for free to our Seattle-based Table Captains on a first-come basis; by filling out this form, you are reserving one whole fish and a bunch of greens, assuming you can pick up on OCT 17.

#StrengthenSolidarity: Join our Peer-to Peer Fundraising Team for SLEE!

Help us reach our goal of $20K to hire a new CAGJ Organizer! If you would like to fundraise for CAGJ: You can sign up as a Participant through our peer-to-peer page! We will provide a detailed guide to grassroots fundraising, including a social media tool-kit! Thank you so much for your support.

Accessibility Info:

  •   Interpretation: We will do our best to provide interpretation services if requested. Contact [email protected] to arrange.
  •   CART captioning provided: CART captioning is real-time captioning of our event, and we will have a second screen that will display the transcribed speech. Please let us know if you are deaf or hard of hearing so we can give you a good view of the captions.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Central Co-op, Equal Exchange, Farmer Direct Organic, Madres Kitchen, New Roots Organics, Real Change, Social Justice Fund Northwest, UAW 4121, UFCW Local 21

Thank you to our Community Partners!

21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, Beacon Food Forest, Central Co-op, Community to Community Development, Equal Exchange, Farmer Direct Organic, Got Green, Health Alliance International, LELO, Madres Kitchen, New Roots Organics, Real Change, Seattle CISPES, Sightline Institute, Social Justice Fund Northwest, Sustainable Ballard, Sustainable Capitol Hill, UAW 4121, UFCW Local 21, Uprooted & Rising, US Women & Cuba Collaboration, UW Geography, Washington Fair Trade Coalition

For more information, please contact CAGJ: 206-405-4600 or [email protected]

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