SLEE! 2021

2021 SLEE

This year's SLEE Gala will honor resistance to the corporate globalization of our food and trade systems and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Community Alliance for Global Justice.

SLEE 2021 Tickets

Date: Saturday, October 9th, 2021
Time: Event Presentations 6 - 7:30 PM PST
Location: Online, details TBD

See below for accessibility info.

Keynote: Raj Patel

"Is this What Democracy Looks Like? A Tale of Two Seattles"

Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist, and academic. Kenyan-Fijian and British raised, Raj once worked for the World Bank, World Trade Organization, and the United Nations. He has since been tear-gassed on four different continents for protesting against their global economic policies. He is a Research Professor in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a Senior Research Associate at the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University, South Africa. He is the author of several books including Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy. We are honored that Raj also wrote the foreword to the second edition of CAGJ's publication, Our Food, Our Right. He has testified about the causes of the global food crisis to the US House Financial Services Committee, and was Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. He is co-host of the excellent podcast The Secret Ingredient.


Schedule of Events

Silent Auction: The Silent Auction will be held online the week of SLEE, with new items being released throughout the week.

October 9th

Event Presentations 6:00-7:30: CAGJ's welcome presentation and Raj Patel's keynote speech will be live streamed. More details about this coming soon!


Tickets: Purchase on CAGJ's Accelevents Webpage!

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.

**Although we will be gathering virtually, we will still be inviting honored guests to attend and your donation makes this possible!

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 Lisa for Solidarity Tickets. We will provide you with a discount code to purchase online!

Table Captains: Bring Friends to SLEE!

Table Captains host a virtual 'table' for as many people as you want, and provide CAGJ with important seed funds for our organizing. You can choose between buying a 'table' for your guests, or asking your guests to buy tickets individually. Guests can be local or out-of-state! If you would like to become a table captain, please email Lisa.

How to be a Table Captain: Go to our Table Captain Resource Page and download the Table Captain packet, which includes instructions and sample outreach emails to send to your guests.

If you are a guest of a Table Captain: Purchase your tickets on CAGJ's Accelevents webpage and make sure to include your Table Captain's name when prompted.

Accessibility Info:

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

  • CART captioning provided

Thank you to our Sponsors! 

Central Co-op, Farmer Direct Organic, Friends of the Earth, Loki Fish Co., New Roots Organics, PCC Community Markets, Real Change, Social Justice Fund, UAW 4121, UFCW 21

Thank you to our Community Partners!

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




October 9th, 2021 6:00 PM through  7:30 PM
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

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