Follow the Drinking Gourd – Urban Growers Collective Celebration

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Follow the Drinking Gourd – Urban Growers Collective Celebration
Events Details
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Date

04 October 2018

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Time

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

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Venue

Theater on the Lake

Follow the Drinking Gourd: Cultivating Pathways to Freedom

a celebration of Urban Growers Collective

Thursday, October 4, 2018
6:00 – 9:00pm

Theater on the Lake
2401 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614

6pm: Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction, featuring hors d’oeuvres presented by local chefs
7pm: Dinner & Program, featuring Urban Growers Collective produce
8pm: Dancing & Music by DJ Rae Chardonnay

Honoring:
Sam Kass
Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Mary Ellen Caron, After School Matters
Evelyn J. Diaz, Heartland Alliance
Sandra Holl, Floriole

Stay tuned for more details, coming soon!

Tickets

$200 per person I Tables: $2,000 for 10 people
Click here to purchase tickets or a table.

Can’t make it, but still want to support our work? Donate.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsor Levels:
Blooming Level Sponsor: $25,000 (Presenting Sponsor)
Roots Level Sponsor: $15,000
Shoots Level Sponsor: $10,000
Sprouts Level Sponsor: $5,000
Seeds Level Sponsor: $2,500

Download the sponsor package for details. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ashley at ashley@urbangrowerscollective.org or 773.376.8882.

Support our work by buying an ad in the program book:
-Quarter page: $100 (2.5w x 4h, color)
-Half page: $350 (5 x 4h, color)
-Full page: $500 (5 x 8h, color)
-Inside front or back: $750 (5 x 8h, color)
-Outside back cover: $1,200 (5 x 8h, color)

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ashley at ashley@urbangrowerscollective.org or 773.376.8882.

Prefer to pay for tickets, a table, or sponsorship by check? Checks can be mailed to:
Urban Growers Collective
ATTN: Ashley Monk
1200 W. 35th St., #118
Chicago, IL 60609.
*Please be sure to include what the check is for, along with contact information.

About Urban Growers Collective:
Rooted in growing food, we cultivate nourishing environments which support health, economic development, healing and creativity through urban agriculture.

Follow the drinking gourd…

Our logo was inspired by the legacy of the drinking gourd. “Follow the drinkin gourd” was a song used by conductors of the underground railroad to guide slaves to freedom using the big dipper, or in African culture, the imagery of the drinking gourd. Using the north star as their guide, enslaved men, women and children fought their way to freedom. We hope that through our work, we honor the stories and sacrifices of our ancestors. By reclaiming activism and growing food, we give the tools to foster resilience, growth and personal freedom.


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If you have any questions, please contact us at info@urbangrowerscollective.org or 773.376.8882.

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