SLEE! Dinner 2018

SLEE 2018

 Registration is closed for this event
This year, SLEE! will center agroecology, a set of agricultural principles and a process for social and ecological transformation. Amidst the current political context of deportation raids on workers at the backbone of our food system, we will uplift a liberatory vision that connects food justice and immigrant justice. Join us to celebrate farmworkers who are building community self-determination!


Online ticket sales will close at 5pm on Friday, September 28! Tickets will also be available at the door starting at 5pm on the day of the event.


Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: Happy Hour 5pm, Dinner 6:30pm
Location: University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

See below for accessibility info.

Edgar Franks, organizing farmworkers with Community to Community

Keynote by Edgar Franks, Farmworker Organizer, Community to Community

“The Legacy We Inherit: Luchando por una Vida AgroEcológica”

Edgar Franks organizes farmworkers with Community to Community Development (C2C) in Bellingham, WA. In his keynote, he will reflect on agroecology as a way of life and share their work to ensure the needs of migrant farmworkers are represented on the path toward food sovereignty.

Edgar serves as the Formación Cívica (Civic Engagement) Program Coordinator at C2C. Through the lenses of food sovereignty and farm worker justice, C2C is working to create a politically conscious intersectional base fighting for a local solidarity economy. Edgar currently represents the Western region in the national coordination of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance.

Schedule of Events

Happy Hour 5:00-6:30Enjoy libations, live music by Tomás Madrigal and Michael Grant, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and the opportunity to connect with featured food justice organizations and groups promoting urban agriculture, food sovereignty, and Fair Trade.

Dinner 6:30-9:30Enjoy a scrumptious locally sourced and Fair Trade meal prepared by CAGJ Chefs, Madres Kitchen, and Green Plate Special. Feast on incredible treats during the Dessert Auction!


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.

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 us for Solidarity Tickets.

Table Captains: Bring Nine Friends to SLEE!

Table Captains fill a table for 10 people, and provide CAGJ with important seed funds for our organizing. Tables are priced on a sliding scale of $400 - $1,000. You can choose between buying a table for your guests or asking guests to buy tickets individually. If you have questions or would like to become a Table Captain, please let us know!

Volunteers Get in Free!

We need folks to help organize SLEE! ahead of time and on the day of the event! If you are interested in volunteering before or at the event, we would love to have you! Please email us to coordinate.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

Acequia Institute, Central Co-op, Equal Exchange, Friends of the Earth, Green Cleaning Seattle, G&O Family Cyclery, Loki Fish Co., Madres Kitchen, Marina Skumanich, New Roots Organics, Real Change, Shoreline Central Market, Social Justice Fund NW, UAW Local 4121, & UFCW Local 21

Thank You to Our Community Partners!

Chinook Book, Clean Greens Farm & Market, Community to Community Development, Got Green, LELO, LGBTQ Allyship, Puget Sound Sage, Real Food Challenge, Seattle CISPES, Social Justice Fund NW, Sustainable Ballard, Tilth Alliance, UFCW Local 21, US Women & Cuba Collaboration, Village Volunteers, & Washington Fair Trade Coalition

Help Publicize SLEE!

We'd love your support spreading the word and inviting your communities into the movement for food justice! Check out the Facebook event, and let us know if you'd like posters to put up in your neighborhood.

Accessibility Details:

Childcare Offered: Free childcare will be available for kids aged 2-11 from 6:30 - 9pm. Please include names and ages of children when registering.

Transit: We encourage people to carpool, ride their bikes, and take public transit to this event! Bus routes 48, 49, 70, 71, and 72 stop in front of the church.

Fragrance Free Request: For the health and safety of community members with chemical sensitivity, please do not wear perfume, use scented cosmetics, lotions, or hair products, or wear clothes that have recently been smoked in. There will be scent-free soap in the multi-stalled bathrooms. Read here for more info on how to be fragrance free.

Wheelchair Accessibility: The entrance on 15th Avenue is wheelchair accessible. The event takes place in the basement of the church, and there is an elevator from the entrance level to the basement. There is then a ramp leading from the elevator down to the dining room. Every effort will be made to ensure wheelchairs can access all tables. However, the space is tight, so we would preferred to be notified in advance to ensure we seat you at a table that is easily wheelchair accessible. Bathrooms are located near the elevators on both levels. The upstairs bathrooms are ADA compliant. The downstairs bathrooms are not fully ADA compliant, but may be wheelchair accessible.

Gender Neutral Restrooms: In order to provide a welcoming and inclusive space for trans folks and to make sure that everyone is comfortable and safe, all bathrooms will be gender neutral and have individual stalls.

Quiet Room: A quiet room will be available at the church where event participants can spend time in a quiet, calm setting away from noise, lights, and other stimuli.

CART Captioning: Unfortunately, we are not able to provide captioning this year. For hard of hearing people who wish to attend, please contact us to make arrangements.

Please contact CAGJ at 206-405-4600 or [email protected] for more information or with additional access needs.





September 29th, 2018 from 12:00 PM to  9:30 PM
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
2100 Boyer Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
Sliding Scale $40.00
Sliding Scale 2 $50.00
Sliding Scale 3 $60.00
Sliding Scale 4 $75.00
Sliding Scale 5 $100.00
$50 Support a Farmer / Foodworker Ticket $50.00
$100 Support a Farmer / Foodworker Ticket $100.00
Other Amount