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Team Encounter: Welcome Astrid to BFC’s Legal Team

Team Encounter goes behind the work of Bread for the City to introduce you to our dedicated staff. This week, we learn more about and welcome Astrid,  a new Staff Attorney.

Tamar Hoffman

Tamar Hoffman

Tai Williams

Tai Williams

Patrick Ishimwe

Patrick Ishimwe

Asiyahola Sankara

Asiyahola Sankara

Meet BFC’s Summer Law Clerks

Bread for the City is proud to introduce you to our amazing summer law clerks in our Legal Clinic!

Statement on the Passing of John Lewis by George A. Jones on Behalf of Bread for the City

Click to read Bread for the City’s Statement on the Passing of John Lewis.

This #TaxDay, Bread for the City Stands for Investment in Rental Assistance

This May 29, Supervising Attorney at Bread for the City, Amy Gellatly, shared this written testimony as part of the Budget Oversight Hearing on the Department of Human Services. This Tax Day, when we reflect on how our city’s budget should reflect the values of its residents, we look back to this testimony from May, when, like now, many of those residents were concerned with rent during this current health and economic crisis. We continue to ask the DC Council for a #JustRecovery which we believe supports rent justice.

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Stop Stereotyping My Skin

Everyday at 12:30pm, staff and community members at Bread for the City’s Northwest Center cross into 7th Street NW and stop traffic for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to stand for Black lives. Bread for the City Board of Director member Michael Owensby joins and shares his original poetry as staff stand in solidarity.

BFC Declares Juneteenth a Staff Holiday

Bread for the City will be closed, in both Northwest and Southeast, on Friday, June 19th in celebration of Juneteenth.

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BFC Testifies at the DC Council’s Budget Oversight Hearing on MPD

Read Bread for the City’s full submitted testimony regarding the DC Metropolitan Police Department budget, given this week by Advocacy Director Aja Taylor for the DC Council’s Committee of the Judiciary & Public Safety.

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The State of Human Rights in the National Capital Area

Join Bread for the City CEO George Jones, along with distinguished panelists, as they discuss the State of Human Rights at Home and Globally at The United Nations Association of the United States of America’s National Capital Area.