Housing literally saves lives—and the combination of COVID-19 and DC’s underinvestment in deeply affordable housing will undoubtedly further racial inequity.
Today Bread for the City joins everyone who commemorates Juneteenth.
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.
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.
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.
2020 has delivered one blow after another, now we have received a real gut punch with the heartbreaking news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lost her courageous battle with cancer.