7/26 Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere (SLEE!) Dinner: Celebrating Fisherfolk in the Food Sovereignty Movement
Join us for CAGJ’s annual Food Justice dinner! Enjoy a delicious meal made with local and Fair Trade ingredients while learning about relevant issues and networking with small-scale farmers, fishers, advocates and allied organizations. Support your local economy and be part of the vibrant food justice community by buying a ticket today.
Tickets on sale now: slee2014.brownpapertickets.com
SAT July 26th, 2014
University Christian Church- 4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Keynote – “Who Feeds Us Matters: Fishers and Farmers Taking Back Control of Our Food Supply” – by Niaz Dorry, Coordinating Director, North Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA)
Taking Action for Food Justice: Valerie Segrest, Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project
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 6:30-9:00: Enjoy a scrumptious locally sourced and Fair Trade meal prepared by CAGJ Chefs, Local 360, Madre’s Kitchen, & Community Kitchens Northwest. The Dessert Auction featuring 40 different desserts will make your mouth water!
Tickets: Purchase online
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. Paying at the $100 level will support a farmer/food worker. This gives you entry and also ensures that a local member of our food economy can be an honored guest at our event. Kids are only $10!
*If you are unable to afford a full-price ticket, please contact us for solidarity tickets.
Support the SLEE Dinner:
Help Publicize – Share the Facebook Event. Print the flyer: SLEE_2014_8.5x11_illustration
Be a Table Captain! Fill a table for 10 people
Donate to the Silent Auction! An experience, cabin get-away, massage, gift certificate, garden stuff….
Make a dessert for the Dessert Auction!
Volunteer power makes this dinner possible! There are lots of ways to be involved. Examples include: Getting the word out about the dinner by handing out flyers at local farmers’ markets and other events; Securing donations from local businesses and farms; Serving or prepping food at the dinner.
Thank you to our Sponsors! Central Co-op, Chinook Book, Equal Exchange, Loki Fish Co., Sound Seismic, REal Change, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21
Thank you to our Community Partners! Antioch’s Center for Creative Change, Backbone Campaign, Cascade Harvest Coalition, Chinook Book, Clean Greens Farm & Market, Community Kitchens Northwest, Danny Woo Community Garden, Domestic Fair Trade Association, iLEAP: The Center for Critical Service, Lettuce Link/Solid Ground, Northwest Farm Bill Action Group , Readers to Eaters, Seattle CISPES, Seattle Good Business Network, Seattle Tilth, Sightline Institute, Sustainable Ballard, Urban Food Link, Village Volunteers, Wallingford Meaningful Movies, Washington Fair Trade Coalition, Washington Sustainable Food and Farming Network
Interested in learning more? Contact Danielle@seattleglobaljust
Food Justice is the right of communities everywhere to produce, distribute, access, and eat good food regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, ability, religion, or community. Good food is healthful, local, sustainable, culturally appropriate, humane, and produced for the sustenance of people and the planet.
Through community education, political action, and anti-oppressive organizing and community-building, CAGJ's Food Justice Project seeks to challenge and transform the globalized, industrial, corporate-driven food system and promote existing alternatives as we join the global struggle for food sovereignty for all!
AGRA Watch's objectives are to monitor and question the Gates Foundation's participation in the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Upon researching this initiative and its historical precedents, AGRA Watch finds the current approach politically, environmentally, socially, and ethically problematic. We support sustainable, socially responsible, and indigenous alternatives in Africa, and connect these movements to those occurring in our local communities.
Educate for Action workshops inspire participants to take action for food sovereignty and justice. We facilitate fun, informative and participatory activities ...
Join CAGJ, the Seattle Labor Chorus, and our allies for a fun and inspiring evening of movement story-telling and songs ...
It's Membership Month and we need your support! CAGJ is funded by the community: 85% of our funding comes directly ...
Join us for seed exchange, cooking demonstration & readings Location: Central Co-op Rochdale Room, 1900 E Madison St (3 blocks East of ...
The Gates Foundation claims to be promoting food for good (#Food4GoodSEA). We are asking the question: good for whom? (#Good4who) Join ...
Get Involved With CAGJ
There are many ways you can get involved in the projects of CAGJ. For example, you can:
- Become a member, intern or volunteer
- Donate to help sustain CAGJ
- Join our monthly e-newsletter list
Find out more on our Get Involved page!
Written by Hannah Shively Here in the Pacific Northwest, we rightly value our fishing heritage and the opportunities to enjoy amazingly fresh seafood straight from the Puget Sound. Caring for our oceans is a lot like caring for our land: sustainable, healthy ecosystems are made possible by the expertise and support of sustainable, healthy communities. […]
Written by Monique Vandenbroucke Every Saturday from 10-3 the Rainier Beach Urban Farm hosts a community work party on their 10 acre property where they serve lunch and engage the volunteers in very rewarding work. On the last Saturday of June CAGJ joined up with the farm and about 10 other volunteers to work in […]
New Consumer Resource from Domestic Fair Trade Association By Colette Cosner, Executive Director, Domestic Fair Trade Association If you are anything like me, you can feel overwhelmed when you walk into a grocery store. You try to be a responsible consumer, seeking out ethical products when you can, but there are so many claims to […]