A HOUSE PARTY FUN(D)RAISER FOR THE BLACK WORKERS & WELLNESS CENTER
In order to be inclusive to all DC area residents, this event will accept donations on a sliding scale of $10-$10,000.
This sliding scale is meant to acknowledge the reality that while some DC residents are low-income, there are many class-privileged Washingtonians who are able to give more. Co-host organization DC Neighbors for Racial Justice actively encourages its membership to leverage their class privilege for social change. We hope that you will consider how much you are able to give (rather than what might feel like “the best deal”) before selecting a donation amount!
We also encourage everyone to donate, whether or not you can make it to the fun(d)raiser. ONE DC is hoping to raise $3.5 MILLION, and every last penny counts! If you would like to become a major donor or sponsor ONE DC in another way, please reach out to Claire at [email protected].
ABOUT THE EVENT
Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 6:30PM - 9:00 PM
2743 Woodley Place NW (Near the Woodley Park Metro Station)
Co-sponsored by DC Neighbors for Racial Justice
Join ONE DC & allied organizations for this house party fun(d)raiser for the Black Workers Center!
“Black workers [in DC] are the only racial or ethnic group to have not fully recovered from the recession…. Black residents are four times as likely as Hispanic residents to be unemployed, and eight times as likely as white residents.” – DC Fiscal Policy Institute, Still Looking for Work: Unemployment in DC Highlights Racial Inequity (2017)
ONE DC has been working to create and preserve racial and economic equity in DC through community organizing for over 10 years. Noticing the high unemployment rate for Black DC residents, ONE DC started the Black Workers & Wellness Center in Ward 8 in 2015 as an incubation space for alternatives to low-wage work, such as worker cooperatives, collectives, and small businesses created, owned, and operated by Black workers. The Center also functions as a space for Black workers to openly discuss the intersection of race and work (through political education), particularly what it means to be "working while Black," as well as a place for Black workers to positively recognize their Blackness.
ONE DC is currently raising $3.5 MILLION to renovate the building that houses the Black Workers & Wellness Center. This would be a huge step toward solidifying the BWWC’s place in the community, and would send an important message to social movements across the country that just five miles from the White House, movements for social justice can win.
ABOUT THE CO-SPONSORS
DC Neighbors for Racial Justice is a multi-racial group of residents from Northwest Washington, DC and nearby neighborhoods fighting for racial justice in the city and beyond. They are committed to both educating themselves and taking action on issues created by a white supremacist culture, including a racist criminal justice system, displacement, lack of affordable housing, and the systemic racial inequity in our city.