Welcome to our Engagement Menu, the page where we share direct ways you can make a difference in the lives of immigrants – by donating, participating in advocacy initiatives and virtual events, and (virtual) volunteering. Find out what’s going on — petitions, marches, protests, gatherings, but also social and cultural events, performances, and letter writing campaigns.
At Immigrant Food, we celebrate and advocate for the contributions and perseverance of immigrants in America – and what a momentous time it is to do so. With unjust regulations developing around asylum, international students, and foreign workers, it’s an immensely important moment to remember how immigrants are a pillar of the cultural and economic vitality of our country.
We are taking the time to reflect upon this decision in a time of critical engagement, and we’re standing with communities committed to fighting for equity and against injustice.
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)! In honor of survivors, the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCCADV) created a calendar of events taking place in DC throughout the month to highlight healthy relationships and to help advocates in their fight against domestic violence.
Spread Love DC
Join Netwalking on a 1-2 mile walk around the city. During the walk, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and have authentic conversations with social impact leaders and local business owners.
The walk will follow a specific Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) route to ensure inclusivity for all fitness levels. No need to register; simply meet at the Foggy Bottom Metro Station on October 13 at 6:30pm.
The DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCCADV) is comprised of 17 brave organizations dedicated to eliminating domestic violence.
Wear Purple Campaign
Purple is the color of Domestic Violence Awareness. On Thursday, October 22, the DC Coalition on Domestic Violence Awareness is planning a “wear purple campaign.” Bring out your favorite purple t-shirts, dresses and sweaters!
Post on social media using the hashtags #SpreadLoveDC #EndDVinDC #DVAM2020 #DVAM
Sign Petitions, Call Your Representatives, Self-Reflect and Self-Educate.
If you, like us, are seeking to become better and more active allies, engage with some of the materials on this webpage. Use them to learn, to ask better questions, and to listen effectively, just as we are.
Support Black-Owned Food Businesses in the DMV
Here is a list of Black-owned restaurants and food businesses currently open in the DMV area. Especially now during this time, consider financially supporting these establishments.
Support Black-led and Black Aligned Organizations
ABISA: The African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs is a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting social and economic justice, civic participation, and the empowerment of African immigrants and refugees.
Black Immigrants Bail Fund: A national project of the Haitian bridge Alliance (HBA) and African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs (ABISA) with support of other Black-led organizations that provides free assistance and relief to Black immigrants in pursuit of liberation and justice. They are committed to eradicating the mass incarceration of Black immigrants and increase equity in due process.
AfroResistance: An organization for the education and organizing for human rights, democracy, and racial justice throughout the Americas.
Join CAIR Coalition’s #20for20 Campaign
CAIR Coalition’s #20for20 Campaign is calling on 1,000 people to become monthly donors at $20/month for the rest of 2020. This campaign will allow them to continue providing essential legal and support services through this crisis and beyond.