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Upcoming Event

Lab Takeover with Jews United for Justice (JUFJ)

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 5–7:30 pm

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. Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum Collection. Gift of the photographer.

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  • Capital Jewish Museum
    575 3rd Street, NW, Washington, DC

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Join Jews United for Justice 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. 

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 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.

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