2013 SLEE Dinner
SAVE THE DATE!
CAGJ’s Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner will take place Saturday, September 7 at a new location – University Christian Church, in the U-District. This year we will be celebrating Food Service Workers and highlighting some empowering organizing and initiatives happening in this often overlooked sector of the food system! We’re currently seeking a great team of enthusiastic volunteers & interns to help make this year’s SLEE dinner as beautiful as and even more successful than past dinners. Please email us if you would like to help out and get great event organizing experience! Or come to our…
Next SLEE Organizing Mtg – Wednesday, May 29th, 7-9pm at the CAGJ Office (moved for Memorial Day weekend)
SLEE organizing meetings usually take place the 4th Monday of every month, at the CAGJ office, unless otherwise noted. Please email email@example.com to confirm the location.
We are currently looking for interns and volunteers to help with the following tasks:
Publicity Coordinator: Coordinate a group of volunteers to create promotional materials and conduct outreach to our co-sponsors to publicize the event. 6-8 hours/month. May through September.
Silent Auction Outreach: Email, and follow-up with businesses and CAGJ members to put together super sexy silent auction packages that will be up for bid at our silent auction. Need to be able to make day-time calls. Starts in April.
Food & Farm Outreach: Contact the many farmers, fisherfolks, creameries, wineries, breweries & others who support CAGJ with their amazing goods to see if they can help out this year. Starts in April or May.
Table Captain Outreach: This essential role follows up with our valued CAGJ membership requesting that they become Table Captains to provide an extra level of financial support at our dinner. You will be provided with all the contacts and outreach materials you need! Start in June.
Co-Sponsor Outreach: Contact businesses and nonprofits to ask for their assistance promoting our event. Starts in June.
Dessert Auction Outreach: Solicit 40 yummylicious desserts for the dessert auction that is always a big hit during SLEE. Starts in July.
Food Service Coordinator: Calling all waiters! Do you have food service experience and can’t wait to use it for an incredibly worthy cause? We need someone to coordinate all our volunteer servers for the night of our dinner, which also requires doing an orientation with them within 2 weeks prior to the event. You will be asked to contact volunteers one month before – in August. We will find the bodies!
Day-of Dinner needs – September 7, 2013
-Cooks: 10 people
-Bartenders: 2 people needed who have liquor serving permits
-Servers: 20 people, no experience needed!
-Set-up: 10 people needed
Thanks to everyone for making CAGJ’s 6th Annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere! (SLEE) Dinner a great success!
In 2012 we highlighted the publication of the second edition of our book, Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice. Two contributors to the book, Valerie Segrest and Elise Krohn from the Northwest Indian College Traditional Plants and Foods Program, were our keynote speakers. Valerie also founded the Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project. Through their work on health and social justice, Valerie and Elise aim to reintroduce traditional foods into the diets of native people in the Pacific Northwest.
Thank You 2012 Event Sponsors
Sponsors: Central Co-op (Madison Market), Loki Fish Co., Organic Valley Pacific NW CROPP Cooperative, Real Change, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, UFCW Local 21, Washington Sustainable Food and Farming Network
Community Partners: African-American Kenyan Women’s Interconnect, Antioch’s Center for Creative Change, Black Dollar Days Task Force/Clean Greens Farm Project, Chinook Book, Farestart, Food Lifeline, Just Garden, Lettuce Link/Solid Ground, Readers to Eaters, Seattle CISPES, Seattle Farm Co-op, Seattle Tilth, Slow Food Seattle, Sustainable Ballard, Sustainable Capital Hill, Village Volunteers, Washington Fair Trade Coalition, Witness for Peace, Yes! Magazine
THANK YOU to the Farms, Creameries, Bakeries, Wineries, Breweries, Fair Trade purveyors & others who donated their very fine food & drink to CAGJ!
Chef Ryan Miller, Fare Start
with Community Kitchens Northwest & CAGJ volunteers
Hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Kaspar’s
Dishes donated by
Art of the Table, in partnership with Local Roots Farm
Madre’s Kitchen, in partnership with Growing Washington
Amaranth Farm, Georgetown Brewing, Field Roast, Alvarez Farms, Terrie’s Berries, La Panzanella, Tall Grass Bakery, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Clean, Greens, Tiny’s, Olsen Farms, Loki Fish Co., Jubilee Biodynamic Farm, Nash’s Organic Produce, Oxbow Farms, Organically Grown Company, Tony Miles, Alter Eco, Equal Exchange, Golden Harvest The Bee Ranch, Grateful Food Farms, Moua Farm
DESSERT AUCTION DONORS: Thank you!
Amelia Swinton, Ariel Friedman, Ashley Fent, Bill Aal, Breanne Gearheart, Chaco Canyon Café, Donna Lewen, Elena Perez, Emily Dolittle, Erica Bacon, Grand Central Baking Company, Irwin’s Neighborhood Bakery & Coffee Shop, Karen Cowgill, Krista Lee Hanson, Kristyn Joy, Laura Titzer, Little Rae’s Bakery, Macrina Bakery, Maria Teresa Abreu-Blanco, Maya Gillet, Michelle Conklin, Mighty-O Donuts, Mike Graham-Squire, Nathalie von Veh, Phil Bereanom, Seattle Culinary Academy, Shannon Tyman, Theo Chocolate, World Pizza
SILENT AUCTION DONORS: Thank you!
ACT, Agua Verde Cafe and Paddle Club, Awareness Massage, Becky Selengut, Big Dipper Wax Works, Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour, Brenda Asterino, Cafe Flora, Cedarbrook Lodge and Copperleaf Restaurant, Center for Wooden Boats, Century Ballroom, Chefshop, Chinook Compost Tea, Dakara Kies, Elaine Nonneman, Elise Krohn, Fai Coffin, Get in Touch Massage Therapy, Greenhome Solutions, Greg Elkerton, Henry Art Gallery, Hoodsport Winery, Kids on 45th, Leslie Korn, Local 360, Lotus Massage, Madres Kitchen, Mata Traders, Mauricio Berho, McMenamins, Mighty-O Donuts, Montlake Bike Shop, Morning Glory Chai, Munchen Haus/Icicle Brewing Company, Nan Geer, Nature’s Helper Northwest, NW Film Forum, On The Boards, Organic Valley, PCC Natural Markets, Pike Brewing Co., Rat City Rollergirls, Readers to Eaters, Roger Ferdandes, Scarecrow Video, Seattle Public Theater, Seattle Rep, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Seattle Storm, Sounders , South (restaurant), Southside Booty Camp, Suzie Bjork, Swift Industries, Tall Grass Bakery, Taproot Theatre Company, Terra Organics, Territorial Seed Company, Tessa Hulls, The Bikery, The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak, & Oyster House, Tibetan Nuns Project, Whole Life Yoga, Woodland Park Zoo, WSU Snohomish County Extension
Thank You 2011 Event Sponsors
Thank You 2011 Community Partners!
Alleycat Acres, Black Dollar Days Task Force/Clean Greens Farm Project, Cascadian Edible Landscapes, City Fruit, Community Kitchens Northwest, Creatives for Community/GroundUP, EcoPraxis, FEEST Program at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Hilltop Urban Gardens (HUG), Just Garden, Lettuce Link/Solid Ground, Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, Readers to Eaters, Seattle CISPES-Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, Seattle Good Business Network, Seattle Tilth, Tools for Change, U.S. Women & Cuba Collaboration, Village Volunteers, Washington CASH, Washington Farmworker Housing Trust, Witness for Peace Northwest, Yes! Magazine
Thank You 2011 Farm & Food Donors!
Chef Ryan Miller, Community Kitchens NW & FEEST Youth
41 Legs Urban Farm, Alm Hill Gardens, Alter Eco, Equal Exchange, Alvarez Organic Farms, Beechers Handmade Cheese, Café Flora, emmer&rye, Essential Baking Co., Field Roast Grain Meat Co., Fremont Brewing Company, Gabrielle Roesch & Joe McNally, Golden Harvest The Bee Ranch, Growing Washington, Kaspar’s, Local Roots Farm, Loki Fish Co., Lyall Farm, Madres Kitchen, Magaña Farm, Mt. Townsend Creamery, Nash’s Organic Produce, Organically Grown Company, Oxbow Farm, Preston Hill Bakery, Tahoma Farm, Tall Grass Bakery, Terrie’s Berries, Tony Miles, Willie Green’s Organic Farm
Thank you for making the 4th annual Community Alliance for Global Justice dinner a great success in 2010!
See and hear the key-note, Ben Burkett, 4th generation Mississippi farmer, leader in the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, President of National Family Farm Coalition and active in La Via Campesina, the international movement of peasants struggling for food sovereignty:
Youtube video of 8/7/10 KEXP Mind Over Matters interview here
Pirate TV video of Ben Burkett’s Keynote, “Connecting US and African Farmers for Food Sovereignty”, at CAGJ’s 8/7/10 Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner, Aired Monday 8/16/10 8-9pm PST. Find link here
Thanks to our 2010 Event Sponsors!
Thanks to our 2010 Community Partners!
Adorable Seattle, Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club, Alter-Eco, American Friends Service Committee, Art & Architecture, Art of Subtlety Photography, Barsuk Records, Big Dipper Wax Works, Bill Seidel’s Underground Tour, Black Dollar Days/Clean Greens Farm, Cafe Flora, Canlis, Center for Wooden Boats, Chinook Book, Choice Organic Teas, City Fruit, Clover Toys, Cooper the Photographer Cat, Creativitea, DRY soda, Eat Local, Elizabeth Chaison LMP, Endangered Species Chocolate, Experience Music Project, F/8.3 Photography, FireFly Kitchens, Forest Life Creations, FreeRange Cycles, Fremont Brewing Company, FRESH, Gluten-Free Girl, Got Soup?, Grand Central Baking Company, Great City, Growing Things Farm, Hoodsport Winery, Hot Cakes, Kaspars Special Events & Catering, Le Gourmand, Lettuce Link/Solid Ground, Local Roots, Loki Fish Company, Mark Isakson, Methow Dog Treats, Mickey McReynolds, Morning Glory, Moving Images, Nash’s Organic Produce, Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, Nettletown, Newground Social Investment, Not A Number Cards & Gifts, NW Film Forum, On the Boards, Organically Grown Company, Oxbow Farm, P-Patch Program, PaddyWag Photography, PCC Farmland Trust, Pike Place Brewing, Portage Bay Café, Portage Bay Goods, Puget Sound Sage, Re-Store, Reclaim the Media, Rural Roots, Salish Sea Trading Cooperative, Samish Bay Creamery, Sara Koopman, Schocolat, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Audubon Society, Seattle CISPES, Seattle Food Tours, Seattle Good Business Network, Seattle Tilth, Sightline Institute, Slow Food Seattle, Sno-Valley Tilth, Sol Colibri. Sound Home Performance, Sugarlump Shop, Sustainable Seattle, Tahoma Farms, Tall Grass Bakery, Taylor Shellfish Farms, Ten Thousand Villages, The Bikery, The Charity Stripe, Tools for Change, Urban Goat Justice League, Victrola Coffee, Village Volunteers, Washington Fair Trade Coalition, Washington State Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice, Washington Sustainable Food and Farming Network, Witness for Peace, Yes! Magazine, Yoga Life, Zipcar
THANK YOU 2009 Co-sponsors!
Madison Market, KBCS 91.3fm, Equal Exchange, New Roots Organics
BALLE Seattle, Cascadian Edible Landscapes, Central Co-op’s Madison Market, Chef’s Collaborative, Earthwise, Equal Exchange, Food Not Bombs, Growing WA, iLEAP: The Center for Critical Service, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Lettuce Link/ Solid Ground, Organically Grown Company, Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity, Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, Nepalese Paper, New Roots Organics, NW Energy Coalition, PCC Farmland Trust, Reclaim the Media, Seattle CISPES, Seattle East Timor Relief Association, Slow Food Seattle, Sustainable Cascadia, Tools for Change, Umojafest P.E.A.C.E. Center, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21, U.S. Women & Cuba Collaboration, Village Volunteers, Washington Fair Trade Coalition, WA State Food and Nutrition Council, Witness for Peace, Yes! Magazine.
THANK YOU to everyone who donated food & drink in 2009!
See this link for for a map showing the location of all donors! http://bit.ly/SLEEfood
Alm Hill Gardens, Growing Washington, Hedlin Family Farms, Skagit Fresh, Mother Flight Farm, Silvana Crossing, Garden Treasures, Growing Things, Oxbow Farm, Local Roots, Full Circle Farm, Jubilee Biodynamic Farm, Nature’s Last Stand, Island Meadow Farm, Rockridge Orchards, Kirsop Farm, Sidhu Farms, Billy’s Garden, Jessie’s Berries, Taylor Shellfish, Loki Fish Co., Blong Cha, Trixie Bakes
Portage Bay Café, Madres Kitchen, Kaspar’s
Appel Cheese, Golden Glen Creamery, Estrella Creamery, Beechers Cheese
Tall Grass Bakery, Great Harvest Bread Company, Essential Bakery
Equal Exchange, Alter Eco
BEER: Pike Place Brewery
THANK YOU 2008 Farm & Food Donors!
Farm Donations – Willie Greens Organic Farm ~ Nash’s Organic Produce ~ Billy’s Gardens ~ Stoney Plains Farm ~ Blong Cha’s Garden ~ Alm Hill Gardens ~ Growing Things ~ Full Circle Farm ~ Oxbow Farm ~ Lyall Farms ~ Tonnemaker Orchards ~ Jubilee Biodynamic Farm ~ Rock Prairie Herb Garden ~ Growing WA
Fish – Wilson Fish ~ Loki Fish Co. ~ Taylor Shellfish
Cheese – Estrella Family Creamery ~ Samish Bay Creamery ~ Port Madison Creamery ~ Mt. Townsend Creamery ~ Golden Glen Creamery
Bread – Essential Baking Company ~ Tall Grass Bakery
Restaurants – Kaspars ~ La Medusa ~ Portage Bay Cafe ~ Chef Seth Caswell, President, Seattle Chefs Collaborative
Fair Trade – Grounds for Change ~ Alter Eco
Libations – Pike Pub & Brewery ~ Red Barn Cider ~ Tulip Valley Winery ~ Eagle Haven Winery ~ Hoodsport Winery