17th Annual SLEE Gala Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere!
October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
SAT OCT 14, 2023
5PM Happy Hour, 6PM Dinner
We are excited to come together once again at the beautiful St. Demetrios Church! This will be our first time gathering in a traditional venue since 2019. We will offer hors d’oeuvres and libations, as well as our classic salmon dinner! As always, guests will enjoy live music, our Silent Auction, and tabling by community partners.
Keynote: Black Food Sovereignty, Local to Global
Keynote speaker: Malik Kenyatta Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
Malik is an activist and educator who is committed to freedom and justice for African people in particular and humanity in general. Yakini is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, which operates a seven-acre farm in Detroit. He has an intense interest in contributing to the development of an international food sovereignty movement that embraces Blacks farmers in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa.