4 Weeks to SLEE! Tickets on Sale + Call for Volunteers!


TICKETS: Purchase on CAGJ’s website!

  • Sliding scale $40-$200: 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.
  • 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 noël for Solidarity Tickets.

SLEE! Community Alliance for Global Justice presents our 17th Annual STRENGTHENING LOCAL ECONOMIES EVERYWHERE! DINNER and we need lots of help! SLEE! plays a pivotal role in CAGJ’s organizing and fundraising efforts, and volunteers and interns make it happen! Learn more on our website!

WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2023

WHERE: St Demetrios Church, 2100 Boyer Ave E, in Seattle’s Montlake neighborhood

KEYNOTE: Malik Kenyatta Yakini, “Black Food Sovereignty, Local to Global”
Executive Director of Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Malik Kenyatta Yakini is co-founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN).  DBCFSN operates the seven-acre D-Town Farm and is spearheading the opening of the Detroit Food Commons, in Detroit’s North End that will house the Detroit People’s Food Co-op. He serves as a board member of the co-op. Malik, a longtime Pan-Africanist, views the work of DBCFSN as part of the larger movement for building power, self-determination, and justice for African people. He is adamantly opposed to the systems of white supremacy, capitalism and patriarchy.  He has an intense interest in contributing to the development of an international Black Food Sovereignty movement that embraces Black communities in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa. He is a co-founder of the National Black Food and Justice Alliance.



Help us build community solidarity while also connecting local and global struggles for justice through this fun, engaging and inspiring event! Sign up here!


We need volunteers for a wide variety of roles. You can choose which role(s) you prefer, or let us know when you are available, and we can assign you where we need people most. All roles are available to interns as well. To sign up, please contact Lisa: [email protected].


  • Dessert Auction Coordinator (1-2 people): Using a Google Sheet, email and phone CAGJ members, bakeries and restaurants with a history of donating to SLEE to procure 35 desserts. Ideally at least one of the coordinators is present the day of SLEE to receive and set up desserts.
  • Food Outreach: Using a Google Sheet, connect by email, phone and in person at Farmers Markets (if you have time) with Farmers, Bakers, Cheese-makers, Fair Trade purveyors and others who have donated in the past to SLEE to procure the ingredients for our chefs to prepare the SLEE Dinner for 350!


  • Donation Pick-ups: Anyone with a car who has time to help us with Silent Auction, Dessert and Food donation pick-ups! Please LET US KNOW WHICH DAY/TIMES you are available.


  • Dining Room Set-up 10AM – 4PM, (10 people): Come for part or the whole time! We will be decorating, hanging banners, and setting up tables.
  • Food Prep 12 – 5PM (10 people): No experience necessary, and it’s fine if you can only help out a couple of hours!


  • Food Prep 2 shifts (10 people/shift): Shift 1: 10AM – 3PM – No experience necessary; Shift 2: 3 – 9PM – Experience would be helpful, but not required.
  • Set-Up 12 – 2PM (8 people): Help set-up the Dining room and other spaces, make them beautiful!
  • Silent Auction 2 shifts (4 people/shift): Shift 1: 2 – 5 PM – Set up; Shift 2: 5- 9 PM – Monitor & Close-Out
  • Registration 3:30 – 7PM (8 people): Come early to get oriented – very important! – and start welcoming guests at 5PM when Happy Hour starts. Finish by 7PM, and you can enjoy dinner. 
  • Check-Out 8 – 10PM (4 people): We hope some of the Registration volunteers will help with checking out people who won Silent Auction items.
  • Bartending (4 people): Seeking PEOPLE WITH LIQUOR HANDLING PERMIT. Shift 1: 3:30 – 6PM – Set-up and bartend during Happy Hour (2 people); Shift 2: 6:30 – 9:30PM (2 people).
  • Servers 4 – 9:30PM (20 people): No experience nor fancy outfit required. 4PM Orientation (this is very important!) – 9PM. Each server will have 2 or 3 tables, and will be serving the same platters of food to every table.
  • Child Care 6 – 9PM (3 people, PAID position): 3 people needed to help with small group of kids, ages 2 – 11.
  • Clean Up 9 – 11PM (15 people): All hands on deck to clean up after the dinner is over! People with vehicles needed to transport supplies back to office on Beacon Hill.

To sign up, please fill out this Google Form or contact Lisa: [email protected], 206-405-4600. Thank you!

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