SLEE Dinner 2017

 Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ) grew out of the seeds of a mass people’s movement, the 1999 shutdown of the World Trade Organization.

CAGJ’s 11th annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere (SLEE) Dinner aims to grow and nurture the seeds of resistance once again in order to mobilize for equality and justice in local and global food systems.

This year, SLEE brings together over 300 foodworkers, farmworkers, and people curious about food justice, to share a Fair Trade and locally sourced meal and learn from local community partners how to take action.

The theme of this year’s dinner, taking place on October 21 at 5:00pm at University Christian Church in Seattle, will be the work of building resilience, with local farmer Ari de Leña giving the keynote.

Support our work by bidding on items from fabulous local businesses at our silent auction, and team up with your table for our dessert dash, where donating gives you a head start to race to delicious sweets prepared by local chefs.

We are now seeking Sponsors and Table Captains! Sponsors give a financial or in-kind donation to help make this event happen. Table Captains are responsible for filling ten seats and bringing new people into the work of food sovereignty. If you are interested in being a Table Captain or Sponsor, please contact Heather Day.

Event tickets will go on sale September 1.

Schedule for the event:

5:00pm – Happy Hour & Silent Auction: Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, libations, and live music during Happy Hour, which is also an opportunity to learn from local community partners, farmers, fishers, and advocates how to take action.

6:30pm – Program & Dinner: Take in a delicious meal cooked from Fair Trade ingredients, and an exciting keynote from local farmer Ari de Leña, who operates Kamayan Farm, a vegetable, medicinal herb, and education farm in the Snoqualmie Valley where she strives to do work that connects food, medicine, and culture. Ari will share how she works to build cultural and ecological resilience by healing the trauma and displacement embedded in the U.S. agricultural system.

Please join us to dine, learn, and come together.