October 2nd, 6pm to 8pm
Thank you Seattle Children’s Hospital for being our Official Event Sponsor!
Thank you to our VIP Bronze Sponsors!
Media Sponsor: South Seattle Emerald
Other respected partners are also supporting this event: Washington State Labor Council, King County Labor Council, Fair Work Center, NW LGBTQ Senior Providers Network, King County Office of Equity and Social Justice, Seattle Office of Civil Rights, and Fuse Washington.
Thank you Table Captains!
Shane Maldonado Sara Jaye Sanford
Genya Shimkin Spencer Olson
Mary McHale Sarah Jen
Debbie Carlsen Emma Moreno
Sam Benson & Grey Pauley Lois Thetford
Christopher Friend Sally Friedman & Deborah Hayes
Just Desserts is an event with 200 guests, and represents our biggest fundraiser of the year. Just Desserts will highlight gourmet desserts from local restaurants and bakeries throughout the Pacific Northwest. All proceeds from Just Desserts will benefit Allyship’s programming to increase LGBTQ affordable housing and economic equity, build leadership in vulnerable LGBTQ communities and support community-led initiatives that increase the safety and well-being of LGBTQ individuals in Seattle and South King County.
The event itself will be Sunday, October 2nd from 6pm to 8pm. This year we are introducing LGBTQ Allyship supporters to a new venue that will better suit our growth – New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118.
Keynote Speaker is Nicole Keenan, executive director of the Fair Work Center, economic justice hero and amazing queer woman of color leader.
We will be presenting an LGBTQ Community Social Justice award to the Racial Equity Team for their amazing support in defeating the 6 anti-trans bathroom bills in the 2016 state legislative session.
And we will be honoring our 15 LGBTQ labor educators who after extensive training, have lead 4 LGBTQ workers’ rights workshops around Seattle’s Labor Standards to the most marginalized LGBTQ workers in Seattle.
We also have a special treat for you as our amazing Emcee – Alyssa YEO! Alyssa is the creator of Alyssa Explains It All and a producer of both The Send Up and The Comedy Nest. She has also performed in Portland’s Midnight Mass, Minority Retort and Seattle’s HIGHlarious Comedy Festival.
And the amazing Ebo Barton – Ebo is a genderqueer Black and Filipino poet and artist. They are a six-time finalist of the Seattle Poetry Slam Grand Slam, placed in the top 20 at Individual World Poetry Slam in 2014, placed 7th in the nation on the Rain City Slam National Team in 2014, 14th in the nation on the Seattle Poetry Slam Team in 2016 and is director of How to Love THIS Queer Body of Color: An Unapology, a spoken word series discussing the intersection of being queer and a person of color.
Tickets can be purchased at the door. See you on October 2nd!