SLEE! Dinner 2018

SLEE! 2018

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!

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, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and the opportunity to acquaint yourself 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. 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 needed 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.

Accessibility Info

Child Care Offered: Free child care will be available for kids aged 2-11 from 6:30-9pm. Include names and ages when registering.

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

Please be Fragrance Free: For the health and safety of community members with chemical sensitivity, please abstain from using scented cosmetics, lotions, or hair products and please do not 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: Entrance off of 15th is wheelchair accessible. Happy Hour takes place on the same level as entrance, and is wheelchair accessible. The dinner takes place in the basement of the church. Elevators are located in the main hall of the church, to the right of the main entrance. There is a ramp leading from the elevator downstairs to the dining room.

Restrooms: In order to provide a welcoming and inclusive space for trans folks and to make sure that everyone is comfortable and safe, we will provide gender-neutral bathrooms at the SLEE! dinner. There will be clear signs designating where they are. 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.

Dining Room Info: Every effort will be made to ensure wheelchairs can access all tables, however the space is tight, thus it is preferred that CAGJ be notified in advance to ensure a table that is easily wheelchair accessible. We will provide air purifiers in the case they are needed for people with chemical sensitivities. There are low-lit rooms people can retreat to if needed.

Interpretation & CART Captioning: We will do our best to provide services if requested. Contact us to arrange.

For more information, please contact CAGJ at 206-405-4600 or

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


September 29th, 2018 5:00 PM   through   9:30 PM
University Christian Church
4731 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Kids 4-12 $ 10.00
Sliding Scale $ 40.00
Sliding Scale 2 $ 50.00
Sliding Scale 3 $ 60.00
Sliding Scale 4 $ 75.00
Sliding Scale 5 $ 100.00
$100 Support a Farmer / Foodworker Ticket $ 100.00
$50 Support a Farmer / Foodworker Ticket $ 50.00

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