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Engagement Menu

Hi Immigrant Food Friends,

Each week, we send you 5 ways to engage with immigrants. Whether through donations, volunteering, or educating yourself, you can make a difference! Share this email with friends, family and colleagues, and if you are not subscribed, make sure to visit our website and join our community!

In this week‘s Engagement Menu, you’ll find volunteering, donating, and events that support the immigrant community. June is Pride Month, and this week’s menu highlights the incredible immigrant LGBTQ community!


– The Immigrant Food Team

To learn about our 5 NGO impact partners, see here:

1. Volunteer: Just Neighbors

Just Neighbors | Ongoing

Just Neighbors is dedicated to serving and supporting the immigrant community of Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia by providing high-quality immigration legal services to low-income immigrants, asylees and refugees. They foster mutual understanding between immigrants and the larger community in which they live through education, advocacy, and volunteerism.

2. Donate: Carecen

Carecen | Ongoing 

With a small but mighty staff of 15, CARECEN provides legal services, life-skills and civic education for thousands of Latino immigrants a year. They help immigrants integrate and assimilate by offering integration workshops such as financial literacy, language, housing, and citizenship classes. 


3. Read: What Does Pride Month Mean to LGBTQI+ Refugees?

What Does Pride Month Mean to LGBTQI+ Refugees? | Ongoing 

Many people who flee their homes do so as they risk violence and persecution because of their identity. Learn more about the dangers LGBTQI+ refugees face and how the IRC helps. 




4. Take Action: Sign the Petition to Tell Congress to Protect Dreamers

Sign the Petition to Tell Congress to Protect Dreamers | Ongoing

Congress must act immediately to pass legislation to permanently protect Dreamers. If they fail, hundreds of thousands of individuals will be at risk of being removed from the only country they have ever known. LGBTQ Dreamers will face deportation to countries where their lives are in danger due to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.




5. Attend: Bollywood Pride LGBTQ+ Dance Party!

Bollywood Pride LGBTQ+ Dance Party! | June 6th @ 10 pm, Bulldog DC, 713 H St NW 

In celebration of Pride Weekend coming up, get ready for BOLLYWOOD PRIDE LGBTQ+ DANCE PARTY. 21+ Event with Bollywood and bhangra beats, free shots, and a raffle.


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