The murder trial of Derek Chauvin ended yesterday with an appropriate yet atypical measure of accountability: guilty on all counts. Still, justice is far from done. George Floyd, whose life was taken over a $20 bill, is still gone, and in the weeks leading up to today’s verdict, the murders of many others including Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, and in the DC area, James Johnson and Dominique Williams were all committed by police officers.
Join George Jones and the Urban Institute and the Urban–Greater DC initiative for a virtual discussion on prioritizing equitable vaccine distribution to advance the health and safety of the public and protect vulnerable communities in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV).
Natalie Randolph, Director of Equity, Justice, and Community at Sidwell Friends School, was recently voted onto the Bread for the City Board of Directors. An alumna of Sidwell Friends, Natalie returned to her alma mater in 2019 following 16 years of service to the District of Columbia – first with the Department of Public Works and then as a middle and high school teacher.
In this week’s Black History Month segment, we highlighted DC Statehood.
Last week, the mayor hosted the Virtual 2021 Budget Engagement Forums, an opportunity for DC residents to tell the mayor’s office what values they want to see reflected in this year’s budget. Bread for the City, as a member of the DC Healthcare Alliance Coalition, called on the mayor to fund a simple but essential improvement to DC’s low-income immigrant health insurance program. We want the mayor to change the DC Healthcare Alliance recertification period from six months to one year.
In this week’s Black History Month segment, we highlighted Initiative 77, a voter-approved ballot initiative to phase out the minimum wage exemption for tipped employees.
Bread for the City has completed construction on a new, 27,650 square foot comprehensive service center at 1700 Good Hope Road, SE, which began January 2019. Here’s a new video that captures all the special moments during the virtual grand opening.