SLEE 2019

SLEE 2019

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This year's Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere (SLEE!) Dinner will highlight the role of food sovereignty and agroecology in leading us to a Just Transition to address the climate crisis. As the Earth’s natural resources become ever more threatened, we must adapt and strategize to protect our planet and end the harm on our communities and ecosystems. Join us to celebrate grassroots visionaries who are cultivating nourishing soil in which all of us - humans and all beings - can thrive!


Online ticket sales will close at 5pm on Friday, July 12th! Tickets will also be available at the door starting at 5pm on the day of the event.

Date: Saturday, July 13th, 2019
Time: Happy Hour 5pm, Dinner 6:30pm
Location: St. Demetrios Church, 2100 Boyer Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

See below for accessibility info.

Doria Robinson, 3rd Generation Richmond Resident + Executive Director of Urban Tilth

Keynote: Doria Robinson, Executive Director, Urban Tilth

"For the Love of Soil: Dismantling the Extractive Economy with Justice and Food Sovereignty"

Doria Robinson is a leader in both the food sovereignty and climate justice movements. Trained as a Watershed Restoration Ecologist, Doria is the Exectuive Director of Urban Tilth, a community-based organization rooted in Richmond, California. Urban Tilth is dedicated to cultivating urban agriculture to help the community build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system. CAGJ works closely with Urban Tilth as members of the Western region of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance.




Schedule of Events

Happy Hour 5:00-6:30: Enjoy 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 6:30-9:30: Enjoy 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 Mads for Solidarity Tickets.

Table Captains: Bring 10 Friends to SLEE!

Table Captains fill a table for 10 people, and provide CAGJ with important seed funds for our organizing. You can choose between buying a table for your 10 guests, or asking your guests to buy tickets individually. If you would like to become a table captain click here, and if you have questions please email Mads or call us at the office: 206-405-4600.

Volunteers needed to help organize SLEE, and the day-of! If you are interested in volunteering before, or at the event, please check out our SLEE Volunteer Opportunities and email Noël if you want to sign up or with any questions you have!

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, 43 stop .4 miles away from St. Demetrios.

  • 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: The venue is wheelchair accessible. Enter via the entrance on the parking lot side of the building, 19th Ave. E., and take the elevator up to the main floor for registration. We will have plenty of room for wheelchairs between tables.

  • 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 and gender-specific bathrooms at the SLEE dinner. There will be clear signs designating which is which and where they are. Bathrooms are located near the elevators on both levels.

  • 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: We will do our best to provide interpretation services if requested. Contact [email protected] and we will work to arrange an interpreter to support your needs.

  • CART captioning provided

 Thank you to our Sponsors! 

Acequia Institute, Central Coop, Equal Exchange, Farmer Direct Organic, Friends of the Earth, Loki Fish Company, Madres Kitchen, New Roots Organics, PCC Community Markets, UAW 4121, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21, Real Change

Thank you to our Community Partners!

350 Seattle, Central Co-Op, Chinook Book, City Fruit, Clean Greens Farm & market, Community to Community Development, FEEST, Got Green, LELO, LGBTQ Allyship, Loki Fish Company, Seattle CISPES, Seattle Good Business Network, Union Cultural Center, US Women & Cuba Collaboration, UW Nutrition, Village Volunteers, Washington Fair Trade Coalition

For more information, please contact CAGJ: 206-405-4600 or [email protected]




July 13th, 2019 from  5:00 PM to  9:00 PM
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
2100 Boyer Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
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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