This year’s virtual SLEE Gala will honor resistance to the corporate globalization of our food and trade systems and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Community Alliance for Global Justice.
Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere!
Date: Saturday, October 9th, 2021
Time: Event Presentations 6 – 7:30 PM PDT
Location: Online, virtual event due to Covid 19
See below for accessibility info.
Keynote: Raj Patel
“Is this What Democracy Looks Like? A Tale of Two Seattles”
Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist, and academic. Kenyan-Fijian and British raised, Raj once worked for the World Bank, World Trade Organization, and the United Nations. He has since been tear-gassed on four different continents for protesting against their global economic policies. He is a Research Professor in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a Senior Research Associate at the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University, South Africa. He is the author of several books including Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and co-author with Jason W Moore The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy, and with Rupa Marya of Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice. CAGJ is honored that Raj also wrote the foreword to the second edition of CAGJ’s publication, Our Food, Our Right. He has testified about the causes of hunger to the US, EU and UK governments, and is a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems. His documentary project, co-directed with Zak Piper, The Ants and the Grasshopper, will soon be in wide release, and he can be heard with Tom Philpott and Rebecca McInroy co-hosting The Secret Ingredient podcast.
Schedule of Events
Silent Auction: The Silent Auction will be held online the week of SLEE, with new items being released throughout the week.
October 9th: Event Presentations 6:00-7:30PM PDT: CAGJ’s welcome presentation and Raj Patel’s keynote speech will be live streamed. More details about this coming soon!
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 Lisa for Solidarity Tickets. We will provide you with a discount code to purchase online!
Table Captains: Bring Friends to SLEE!
Table Captains host a virtual ‘table’ for as many people as you want, and provide CAGJ with important seed funds for our organizing. You can choose between buying a ‘table’ for your guests, or asking your guests to buy tickets individually. Guests can be local or out-of-state! If you would like to become a table captain, please email Lisa.
If you are a guest of a Table Captain: Purchase your tickets on CAGJ’s Accelevents webpage and make sure to include your Table Captain’s name when prompted.
Interpretation: We will do our best to provide interpretation services if requested. Contact [email protected] and we will work to arrange an interpreter to support your needs.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Central Co-op, Clean Greens Farm & Market, Farmer Direct Organic, Friends of the Earth, Loki Fish Co., New Roots Organics, PCC Community Markets, Real Change, Social Justice Fund, UAW 4121, UFCW 21
Thank you to our Community Partners!
350Seattle, Beacon Food Forest, Central Co-op, Clean Greens Farm & Market, Community to Community Development, Familias Unidas por la Justicia, FEEST, Forterra, Health Alliance International, LELO, Loki Fish Co., National Family Farm Coalition, Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, Real Change, Seattle CISPES, Seattle Good Business Network, Spark Northwest, Social Justice Fund, Sustainable Capitol Hill, UAW 4121, UFCW Local 21, Uprooted & Rising, US Women & Cuba Collaboration, UW American Indian Studies, UW Geography, UW Nutrition, UW Program on the Environment, Village Volunteers, Washington Fair Trade Coalition, Welcome Table Church