courtesy Fuzzy Panda Recording Company
Cleveland Park’s (presumably) only record label, Fuzzy Panda Recording Company, has released a benefit compilation for RAICES. The compilation is available here.
From the Fuzzy Panda website:
This compilation benefits the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES). RAICES’s Legal Representation, Advocacy, and Education Project provides universal representation for released unaccompanied children in Texas. (more…)
The GoFundMe says:
“Around 6pm this morning a naked woman screeming homophbic gestures threw a brick through the Check It store and community center double pain window and door.
This is devastating because if the insurance pays for it there will be a huge increase because of the stores location.
The building has been a safe haven for the “LGBT Youth”, “Returned Citizens” and community as a whole. Your support is need so “Check It” can secure its building and get back to the great work that so many have benefited from. (more…)
via Bakers’ Lounge
I know you have posted about Catherine’s The Bakers’ Lounge before. She had a spot, got robbed a number of times, had to move, found a new location, lost the new location, got it back. Found money to renovate. Then her contractor left without finishing the job. She has had a long run of bad luck. Through it all she keeps baking. She’s made a ton of my children’s birthday cakes, and pies for Thanksgiving, you name it. She hosts a toddler and mommies tea for free once a week. And donates baked goods to lots of events.
Anyway, DCRA inspected her location yesterday, and shut her down because of the minor things that had not been completed by the contractor, who ghosted her.
She needs $2000 to finish the work. I set up a GoFundMe page for her here.
She and her company are a valued member of the NEDC community and I hope we can come together to save her shop.”
Kingfisher is located at 1414 14th Street, NW just south of P Street in Logan Circle.
Christian Broder, via GoFundMe
From an email:
“The Georgetown Events family is devastated by the heartless and cowardly act of violence against our beloved friend, partner and colleague, Christian. [partner/general manager at Millie’s in Spring Valley] He is the loving father of 9 month old Frances, the husband of my wife’s sister Molly and the son of the wonderful Broder family of Atlanta. He is in critical condition in intensive care fighting so hard to live. The staff at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta has worked around the clock since Sunday performing one miraculous surgery after another to keep Christian alive. Please pray for him. A gofundme page has been set www.gofundme.com/supporting-christian-broder
–Bo Blair President Georgetown Events”
From an email:
“The DC chapter of Lady Parts Justice will host DC’s 2nd annual Pro-Choice Prom: A Midsummer Right’s Dream at 8pm on Friday, July 13th at Rock & Roll Hotel. This year’s event will feature prizes, a silent auction from local DC businesses, crowning of a Prom Court, and educational booths staffed by members of various DC-based reproductive rights organizations.
Entertainment will include: (more…)
5501 14th Street, NW at Colorado
From Kids in Need of Defense (KIND):
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
5501 14th Street, NW
Join us for a fundraiser for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), which defends the rights of child immigrants and refugees. Donate now (by buying a ticket), and then come to Moreland’s on July 11 for drinks and company!
**UPDATE: DC Brau has generously donated a keg of El Hefe Speaks to the cause! So, your first beer is on them. Many thanks to both DC Brau and Moreland’s Tavern for supporting this important cause.**
As you know, in the past few months, the government forcibly separated more than 2,000 immigrant children from their parents and placed them in shelters along our southern border. While that practice has ended, there’s no clear plan for reuniting those children with their families. And additional children — many seeking asylum — are now being detained, with their families, in jail-like settings.
The situation remains grave. (more…)
I wanna invite everybody to a fundraiser for a local non-profit named TASSC (Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition) down at the Aslin Beer Garden this Sunday, July 8th!
I’ll be there from 12-5pm chatting with folks about TASSC and the awesome and resilient refugees, asylum seekers, and their families that we serve. (more…)
From Nathan Zeender, Head Brewer and Co-Owner Right Proper Brewing Company:
“My best friend and I are currently fundraising and building a mobile, off the grid winery to make low-intervention wine and cider. This is a true passion with no salaries or employees and I will remain the head brewer at Right Proper.”
“Hibernaculum Winery Build
Build a self-contained, mobile winery inside a repurposed 20 foot shipping container. This high-design, solar powered sun vessel will act as the home for a small and personal low-intervention wine project called Hibernaculum. The winery will function off the grid and not be connected to utilities.”
All the details on the kickstarter. Good luck gents!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering
From a press release:
“On June 30, DCBeer.com is teaming up with Helping Oppressed Peoples Survive (HOPS) to organize the local beer community with “1 Dollar, 1 Call, 1 Purpose” in support of #FamiliesBelongTogether. Participating breweries, bars, and restaurants across the District and surrounding metro area are joining up to support the national day of action by donating proceeds to organizations working on behalf of immigrants and encouraging patrons to make their voices heard.
What: “1 Dollar, 1 Call, 1 Purpose” encourages the D.C. beer community to come together to raise funds for local and national organizations working to reunite families along the U.S. border and providing support to immigrant communities. Patrons can also take action in support of #FamiliesBelongTogether by contacting their elected officials. Share how you’re participating with #DCBrewsFightsBack. Breweries, bars, and restaurants that want to join the continually expanding list of participating venues should reach out to the organizers via the contact information below.
When: Primarily June 30, 2018 (see specifics below and more details at DCBeer.com)