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January 22, 2021 by BFC
Guest Author: George A. Jones
On Wednesday, everyone witnessed history. It was the first time a woman, and a person of Black and South Asian descent, was sworn in as Vice President of the United State of America. It also took place two days after the 38th anniversary of the establishment of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which we celebrated just this Monday. The inauguration of Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris during King Week is appropriate, a sign of hope that we can continue our work to accomplish all that King, and other freedom fighters, dreamt of.
Bread for the City is disappointed and outraged by the domestic terror attack against our democratic process. Watching political extremists attack the United States Capitol and having disregarding democracy is another example of white supremacy manifesting itself.
Community members explain the impact of Thrive East of the River. It’s a partnership between Bread for the City, 11th Street Bridge Park, Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative, and Martha’s Table. We’re providing 500+ households impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns with $5,500 in cash, groceries, diapers, and other dry goods; and assistance with financial counseling and job readiness.
On November 10, 2020, the DC City Council unanimously passed the potentially transformative racial equity legislation, the REACH Act, adding its name to the growing list of cities and counties across the country seeking to use legislation to address long-standing racial disparities.
Bread for the City releases a statement on Joe Biden winning the presidential election.
Bread for the City’s Advocacy Director Aja Taylor did a fantastic job as a panelist on Avenues to Justice, it’s a virtual fundraiser focusing on race, equity, and civil legal aid in DC. If you missed it, watch it here.