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Your Liberation is Bound to Mine: A Reflection on My Commitment to Fighting White Supremacy

What I’ve learned over the past year is that antiracism and fighting white supremacy is not an intellectual endeavor. It is an embodied, healing, lifelong journey full of mistakes, love, and discomfort. As a Jewish white woman, I wrestled with how my heritage, intergenerational trauma, and internalized antisemitism were all wrapped up in white supremacy and fighting racism. I’m writing this to reflect on my own experience in hopes that more white people will join me on an antiracist journey.

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The DC Council Must Vote NO on the Coronavirus Public Health Extension Emergency Act of 2021

Bread for the City strongly encourages the DC Council to vote “no” on Chairman Mendelson’s proposed amendment to the eviction moratorium, the Coronavirus Public Health Extension Emergency Act of 2021.  Landlords are currently prohibited from serving eviction notices and filing new eviction cases against tenants for the nonpayment of rent.

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Yesterday we breathed, today we continue the fight for real Justice

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.

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The Rent and Utility Assistance Program

To qualify for STAY DC, you must be a renter or housing provider in the District who is at risk, or has a tenant at risk, of not paying rent or utilities on a residential dwelling.

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Promoting Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in the Greater DC Region

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).

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Welcome Natalie Randolph to the BFC Board of Directors

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.

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Black History Month series: DC Statehood – Did you miss it? Watch it here!

In this week’s Black History Month segment, we highlighted DC Statehood.

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BFC called on the mayor to fund a simple improvement to DC’s low-income immigrant health insurance program

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.