May 1st – NYC #Right2Work Dinner

Coming up on May 1st in NYC, we will be hosting our first #Right2Work dinner to branch out of Philadelphia. We are grateful for your support of our local dinners, and are looking forward to the opportunity to advocate for our message on a national scale!

Please note that the RSVP list for this event is full. Email to be placed on our waiting list.

We thank you for coming out and joining us for the meals prepared by the many chefs who have generously donated their resources and the performances, panels, speakers, discussions, and other happenings at our dinners in Philly. We hope that you have enjoyed and gained knowledge from sharing these evenings with us. We now ask for your help in bringing this message to a wider audience. Please tell your NYC friends! We need to get to as many people who may be able to attend as possible come out in support of the May Day strike and help gain traction for #Right2Work’s national expansion!

WHO: #Right2Work

WHAT: Dinner, film, panel, performance, and discussion

WHERE: Downtown Art, 70 East Fourth Street New York, NY 10003

WHEN: May 1st, 2017, International Workers’ Day

6:15 PM – Doors

6:30 PM – Documentary

7:00 PM – Concert

8:00 PM – Dinner and panel

WHY: In solidarity with #ADayWithoutImmigrants and the movement to protect the rights of undocumented immigrants

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Immigration: South Philly Barbacoa Pushing For Reform, One Dish At A Time

April 26th, 2016 – Philadelphia Neighborhoods –  Words, images and video by Erin Edinger-Turoff and Joe Brandt.

Priority No. 1 for Cristina Martinez (above), the head chef at South Philly Barbacoa, is “to change the hearts” of customers at the restaurant at 11th and Morris streets.

“They come in and eat the food here, and maybe at the table they talk immigration reform,” Martinez said.

Since acquiring their own brick-and-mortar space, the co-owners of Barbacoa — Martinez and her husband, Ben Miller — have hosted events and met with Mayor Jim Kenney to discuss issues facing undocumented workers in the restaurant industry.

For the couple, there is a personal connection to the issue.