On September 29, Food & Water Watch will host our first-ever hybrid annual benefit.
Corporations may have the money, but we have the power of people on our side. We’ve proven that against all odds, when we work together, we can win our fights for safe food, clean water and a livable climate for all!
Register today to join us for Against All Odds on September 29 to celebrate the progress we’ve made and mobilize for the future alongside hundreds of activists.
About the Event
Against All Odds is a hybrid event. You can choose to join us virtually for a live-streamed program, or you can join us in person in New York City for a reception with fellow activists. The event — whether virtual or in person — will feature stories of impact, calls to action, as well as a special recognition for our Honorees. Guest speakers will be announced soon!
Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 8-9 pm ET (5-6pm PT)
All registrants will receive an access link to join.
New York City Reception
Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 7-9 pm ET
The Century Association – food, drinks and celebration on the terrace!
7 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
The program will feature:
Elisa Gambino is a journalist and filmmaker who spent her early career chronicling world events for CNN, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Gulf War, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the wars in Bosnia and conflict in Somalia. Her work in Somalia was recognized with a News and Documentary Emmy Award. Since founding One Production Place in 2001, Elisa has directed award-winning shorts that examine health equity, climate change, and racial justice. In 2020, Elisa was an executive producer for A Love Song for Latasha which was nominated for an Academy Award in the Documentary Short category. She also directed Welcome to Pine Lake in 2020 and Wasteland in 2022, which draws important links between factory farms, our waste and the human right to clean water and sanitation.
Bill Gee and Sue Crothers
Bill Gee and Sue Crothers are lifelong environmental activists. Together, they built one of the first sustainably designed homes in Illinois and founded the Manaaki Foundation, which supports environmental and social justice causes. Sue is a founding member of the One Earth Film Festival and Director of the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest. Bill, as former co-owner of a commercial bakery (and a beekeeper!), is passionate about building a sustainable food system and is a member of Food & Water Watch’s Advisory Council.
Join us virtually from the comfort of your home, or join us in New York City for a reception. Whichever you choose, we invite you to celebrate the progress we’ve made together for safe food, clean water and a livable climate for all.
View ticket and sponsorship options for each below. Each level comes with unique perks!
| Join Us Virtually
ALLY | $50 (fully tax-deductible)
DEFENDER | $150 ($125 tax-deductible)
ACTIVIST | $500 ($465 tax-deductible)
COMMITTEE | $1,000 ($930 tax-deductible)
CHAIR | $2,500 ($2,430 tax-deductible)
BENEFACTOR | $5,000 ($4,930 tax-deductible)
LEAD SPONSOR | $10,000 ($9,930 tax-deductible)
| Join Us in New York City
All tickets include food and drinks at the reception on the Century Association terrace.
DEFENDER – 1 ticket to in-person event | $150 ($70 tax-deductible)
CAMPAIGNER – 1 ticket to in-person event | $250 ($170 tax-deductible)
ACTIVIST – 2 tickets to in-person event | $500 ($340 tax-deductible)
COMMITTEE – 2 tickets to in-person event | $1,000 ($840 tax-deductible)
CHAIR – 2 tickets to in-person event | $2,500 ($2,340 tax-deductible)
BENEFACTOR – 4 tickets to in-person event | $5,000 ($4,680 tax-deductible)
LEAD SPONSOR – 6 tickets to in-person event | $10,000 ($9,480 tax-deductible)
Highlights from our 2021 Virtual Conference & Benefit
We enjoyed an incredible day of learning and community building with 12 sessions and hands-on trainings, incredible speakers like our keynote Amy Goodman and special guests like Mark Ruffalo, Ed Begley, Jr., members of Congress and more! Watch last year’s highlights, and register today to join us on September 29!
Become a Sponsor
Food & Water Watch doesn’t take corporate donations, so all our work is made possible by the generous support of individuals like you. By sponsoring the event, you’re providing funding to enhance our organizers’ ability to mobilize at the local, state and national level to stop fossil fuel projects, keep water sources clean and accessible to the public, shut down factory farms — and fight for legislation that will protect our food, water and climate.