Previous SLEE Dinners

CAGJ’S ANNUAL STRENGTHENING LOCAL ECONOMIES EVERYWHERE (SLEE) DINNER

10th Annual SLEE (2016)

SLEE HANDBILLIn 2016, SLEE celebrated 15 years of global justice organizing with a packed house, incredible food, local music from Wren and Movitas and an electric energy in the room making for an unforgettable evening.

We were deeply honored to be joined by Oakland Institute founder, Anuradha Mittal who shared her deep knowledge of the colonial practices of big business and of the Gates Foundation’s impact on Africa’s food system, and inspired us with incredible stories of sustainable agroecology practices being implemented by small-holder farmers right now. See beautiful photos from the SLEE Dinner here!

Keynote: Anuradha Mittal, “Decolonizing our Food System: Lessons from Africa” click here to watch.

2016 SPONSORS: Chinook Book ~ Central Coop ~ New Roots Organics ~ UFCW21 ~ WA Sustainable Food and Farming Network ~ New Economy Coalition ~ Loki Fish Co ~ Kaspars ~Madres Kitchen

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9th Annual SLEE (2015)

 

2015 SPONSORS: Friends of the Earth ~Loki Fish Co~ Central Coop~ Real Change ~ El Gaucho Hospitality ~ UFCW 21 ~ G&O Family Cyclery

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8th Annual SLEE (2014)

In 2014, the SLEE dinner highlighted fisherfolk in our region. Niaz Dorry, Coordinating director of the North Atlantic Marine Alliance was our keynote speaker.

Keynote:  Niaz Dorry, “Who Feeds Us Matters: Fishers and Farmers Taking Back Control of Our Food Supply” click here to watch.

2014 SPONSORS: Loki Fish Co ~ Real Change ~ UFCW 21 ~ Chinook Book~ Equal Exchange~ Central Coop

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7th Annual SLEE (2013)

In 2013, SLEE highlighted the the accelerating struggles of fast food workers and restaurant workers in general, as well as the struggle of Familias Unidas por la Justicia – Sakuma Farms’ berry pickers who are currently fighting for just working conditions. Saru Jayaraman, of the Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC-U) and author of Behind the Kitchen Door, gave a spectacular keynote on the conditions of restaurant work around the nation and the opportune time we are at to fight for change in the industry. Familias Unidas leaders shared their ongoing struggle, and local Burger King worker Jason Harvey also spoke on recent fast food industry struggles in Seattle.

Keynote: Saru Jayaraman, “Serving Up Justice: Why Sustainable Food Must Include Sustainable Working Conditions for the People Who Serve Us” click here to watch.

To learn more about ROC, watch this excellent short video.

To learn ways to support Familiar Unidas por la Justicia/Sakuma berry pickers’ ongoing struggles, click here.

2013 SPONSORS: Central Coop ~ Equal Exchange ~ Loki Fish Co ~ People’s Memorial ~ Seattle metropolitan Credit Union ~ UFCW 21 ~ Working Washington ~ Slice ~ Real Change.

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6th Annual SLEE (2012)

In 2012, SLEE highlighted the publication of the second edition of our book, Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice. Two contributors to the book, Valerie Segrest and Elise Krohn from the Northwest Indian College Traditional Plants and Foods Program, were our keynote speakers.  Valerie also founded the Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project.  Through their work on health and social justice, Valerie and Elise aim to reintroduce traditional foods into the diets of native people in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Keynote: Valerie Segrest and Elise Krohn, “Cultivating Tribal Food Sovereignty” click here to watch.

Read more about Elise and Valerie’s important work at these links:

Elise Krohn blog: www.wildfoodsandmedicines.com

Valerie Segrest blog: www.feedingthespirit.org

Click here to watch Director Heather Day’s opening remarks.

 

5th Annual SLEE (2011)

 

SLEE 2011 SPONSORS: Organic Valley ~ Loki Fish Co ~ UFCW 21 ~ Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, Central Coop.

 


 

4th Annual SLEE (2010)

In 2010, SLEE had the honor of hearing from key-note speaker Ben Burkett, a 4th generation Mississippi farmer, leader in the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, President of National Family Farm Coalition and active member of La Via Campesina, the international movement fighting for peasant food sovereignty.

Keynote: Ben Burkett, “Connecting Us and African Farms for Food Sovereignty” click here to watch.

2010 SPONSORS: Central Coop ~ Equal Exchange~ Real Change~ Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union ~ UFCW 21 ~ Washington Fair Trade Coalition ~ Equal Exchange~ Full Circle Farm~ KBCS ~ PCC~  Seattle CISPES

 


3rd Annual SLEE (2009)

Madison Market, KBCS 91.3fm, Equal Exchange, New Roots Organics

BALLE Seattle, Cascadian Edible Landscapes, Central Co-op’s Madison Market, Chef’s Collaborative, Earthwise, Equal Exchange, Food Not Bombs, Growing WA, iLEAP: The Center for Critical Service, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Lettuce Link/ Solid Ground, Organically Grown Company, Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity, Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, Nepalese Paper, New Roots Organics, NW Energy Coalition, PCC Farmland Trust, Reclaim the Media, Seattle CISPES, Seattle East Timor Relief Association, Slow Food Seattle, Sustainable Cascadia, Tools for Change,  Umojafest P.E.A.C.E. Center, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21, U.S. Women & Cuba Collaboration, Village Volunteers, Washington Fair Trade Coalition, WA State Food and Nutrition Council, Witness for Peace, Yes! Magazine.

THANK YOU to everyone who donated food & drink in 2009

See this link for for a map showing the location of all donors! http://bit.ly/SLEEfood

FARMS:
Alm Hill Gardens, Growing Washington, Hedlin Family Farms, Skagit Fresh, Mother Flight Farm, Silvana Crossing, Garden Treasures, Growing Things, Oxbow Farm, Local Roots, Full Circle Farm, Jubilee Biodynamic Farm, Nature’s Last Stand, Island Meadow Farm, Rockridge Orchards, Kirsop Farm, Sidhu Farms, Billy’s Garden, Jessie’s Berries, Taylor Shellfish, Loki Fish Co., Blong Cha, Trixie Bakes

RESTAURANTS:
Portage Bay Café, Madres Kitchen, Kaspar’s

CREAMERIES:
Appel Cheese, Golden Glen Creamery, Estrella Creamery, Beechers Cheese

BAKERIES:
Tall Grass Bakery, Great Harvest Bread Company, Essential Bakery

FAIR TRADE:
Equal Exchange, Alter Eco

BEER: Pike Place Brewery

2nd Annual SLEE (2008)

Farm Donations

Willie Greens Organic Farm ~ Nash’s Organic Produce ~ Billy’s Gardens ~ Stoney Plains Farm ~ Blong Cha’s Garden ~ Alm Hill Gardens ~ Growing Things ~ Full Circle Farm ~ Oxbow Farm ~ Lyall Farms ~ Tonnemaker Orchards ~ Jubilee Biodynamic Farm ~ Rock Prairie Herb Garden ~ Growing WA

Fish

Wilson Fish ~ Loki Fish Co. ~ Taylor Shellfish

Cheese

Estrella Family Creamery ~ Samish Bay Creamery ~ Port Madison Creamery ~ Mt. Townsend Creamery ~ Golden Glen Creamery

Bread

Essential Baking Company ~ Tall Grass Bakery

Restaurants

Kaspars ~ La Medusa ~ Portage Bay Cafe ~ Chef Seth Caswell, President, Seattle Chefs Collaborative

Fair Trade

Grounds for Change ~ Alter Eco

Libations

Pike Pub & Brewery ~ Red Barn Cider ~ Tulip Valley Winery ~ Eagle Haven Winery ~ Hoodsport Winery

 

1st SLEE Dinner (2007)