SLEE! 2022

SLEE 2022

16th Annual SLEE Gala Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere!

Date: Saturday, July 16th, 2022
Time: 4 - 6 PM PDT
Location: MLK Fame Community Center, 3201 E Republican St, Seattle, WA 98112


See below for accessibility info.

Keynote by Black Star Farmers: “Reclaiming Food Sovereignty and Reconnecting to Indigenous Ways of Life”.

Keynote speakers: Marcus Henderson, Derrick McDonald, Orian Grant & Cactus

Black Star Farmers was born in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) during the 2020 summer uprising. They are dedicated to creating safe, joyful, and supportive space for BIPOC communities to reclaim their ancestral foodways, while facilitating difficult conversations about race, anti colonialism, anti capitalism, and any oppressive systems. 

Black Star Farmers envisions a world that makes space for all beings without a need for hierarchy or oppression. They are composed of people with a multitude of identities including Black, Indigenous, Asian, euro descendant race traitors, multiracial people, queers and women.


Schedule of Events

SAT. July 16th, 3-6PM

3PM Registration

3:30 - 4:30 Enjoy libations, locally sourced and Fair Trade hors d’oeuvres, live music, our silent auction, and the opportunity to acquaint yourself with featured food justice organizations and groups promoting urban agriculture, food sovereignty and Fair Trade.

4:30 - 6PM Program including Keynote & presentation by CAGJ



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 Pukhraj for Solidarity Tickets. 

Table Captains: Bring 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, please email Pukhraj.

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 if you want to sign up or with any questions you have!

Accessibility Info:

  • Seating: Table seating will be limited at the venue. We will prioritize table seating for individuals with accessibility considerations.

  • 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 SLEE. There will be clear signs designating which is which and where they are.

  • 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.

Thank you to our Sponsors! 

Farmer Direct Organic, New Roots Organics, Real Change, Social Justice Fund, UAW 4121, UFCW 3000

Thank you to our Community Partners!


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





July 16th, 2022 4:00 PM through  6:00 PM
3201 E Republican St
Seattle, WA 98112
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