Lab Takeover with Jews United for Justice (JUFJ)

  • June 5, 2024 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum

    575 3rd Street Northwest
    Washington, District of Columbia 20001
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Description

Drop in on Jews United for Justice (JUFJ)  and Beloved Community Incubator for a workshop to learn about local history and the campaign to decriminalize street vending in DC. This Lab Takeover expands upon the notion introduced in “’I’ll Have What She’s Having’: The Jewish Deli that street vending has historically been a way for immigrants to make a living and that vending can be a source of public debate leading to tighter regulations. JUFJ and Beloved Community Incubator will be on hand to share information, answer questions, and offer action opportunities.   

Many Latin American immigrants who arrived in DC in the past few decades have become street venders like generations of immigrants before them, selling flowers, fruit, artwork, home goods, and more. But over the past several years, Black and brown street vendors have been harassed, arrested, or charged unaffordable fines by DC police—just for working to feed their families and meet the needs of their communities. Vendors United and Beloved Community Incubator have been working to decriminalize street vending. Hear more about their work and join the fight. 

 

 

ABOUT Jews United for Justice (JUFJ)

 

JUFJ is a grassroots organization that mobilizes Jews, the Jewish community, and allies to move our region closer to social, racial, and economic justice by advancing campaigns for immediate and concrete improvements in people’s lives. Through these campaigns we develop leaders, build our base, shift the consciousness of our community, and alter relations of power. In all cases, we seek to work in partnership with organizations made up of and/or accountable to those who have personal experience with the challenges we are hoping to address. We continue to move resources and power into the hands of people of color who have been systematically blocked out of the political process to benefit the ultra-wealthy and their interests. To power our advocacy efforts, we build a Jewish community that is dedicated to pursuing justice, understands the key issues in our region, and that has the tools and skills to make change.

 

Image Credit: A street vendor advertising kosher hot dogs along 14th Street NW near the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in downtown DC. Department of Agriculture building visible across the street, 1998. Photograph by Lloyd Wolf, gift of the photographer. Capital Jewish Museum Collection.

Date & Time

Wed, Jun 5, 2024 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue Details

Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum

575 3rd Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20001 Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum
Capital Jewish Museum

The Capital Jewish Museum explores the Jewish experience in the national capital region and inspires visitors to connect, reflect, and act—connect personally and collectively, reflect on the relevance of the past to today, and act on behalf of their communities and values. With its experimental spirit, the Museum connects the past to the present through thought-provoking exhibitions, dynamic programming, and creative public experiences. The Community Action Lab invites visitors to engage through hands on-activities, resources, workshops, games, and more.


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