SLEE! 2020 Table Captains

Thank you for joining us as a Table Captain at CAGJ’s 14th annual SLEE! Gala on October 17th, 2020. We so appreciate your dedication and support!

After much consideration, we have decided to hold SLEE as a virtual gala. The health and safety of our community is incredibly important to us. We are committed to providing you and your guests with the information, connections, and experiences that have made SLEE such a powerful event year after year. We are currently in the process of transitioning all of the amazing elements of SLEE to a virtual setting and will provide updates as they develop.

As a Table Captain for SLEE!, you are an important part of our work to build the local movement for food justice and food sovereignty! Table Captains are recognized in the program, poster, and CAGJ’s website, and take home ten copies of CAGJ’s book, Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice. For more information on the benefits of donating, see our sponsorship form.

Our Table Captain Packet includes step-by-step instructions, FAQs, and a sample invitation email template to use when contacting your potential guests.

You can download the 2020 Table Captain Packet here.

Please feel free to contact slee(at)cagj(dot)org if you have any questions or would like further information.

What happens now that SLEE is online gala?

You will still be honored as a Table Captain! CAGJ will continue to rely on our Table Captains to help make SLEE! a success, even though we cannot meet in person. Your support makes it possible for CAGJ to continue organizing for food justice, work that is even more vital in times of crisis.

We are in the process of developing our strategy for an online event. Our current plan for Table Captains is remarkably similar to what you would do for an in-person gathering: bring people to the ‘table’! We need your help to ask people to set aside this time and join with us, to share stories and experiences despite the physical distance between us all. With a virtual setting, you would be able to invite as many guests as you would like, connecting us to new supporters and donors who believe, as you do, in showing solidarity with those who need it the most.

Elements of virtual SLEE will be held over the course of several days, such as the Silent Auction, to allow for ongoing engagement.

During the live event on October 17, we envision that the CAGJ Welcome and keynote speech will be live-streamed on a platform such as Zoom. We are considering a streaming platform that has “break-out rooms” so you and your guests have time to hang out with each other between SLEE programming. Mini dinner parties, anyone? After a set time, we’ll bring everyone back to the main stream.

Please check back here for the most up-to-date information about being a Table Captain for virtual SLEE.


THANK YOU for all your hard work and commitment! Being a Table Captain is a powerful opportunity to bring your communities into the movement for food sovereignty and one of the most important ways we build our base throughout the year. We are so grateful for your support!