Dear Bay Area Employer Network,
Are you experiencing labor shortages? Is your workforce affected by the impending draconian federal immigration and civil rights policies? Are you ready to do something about it?
Please join the Restaurant Opportunities Center of the Bay Area (ROC-The Bay) for Restaurant Work Supporting Families: Creating Sanctuary Restaurants & Sanctuary Bodies on Monday, February 13th, 2017 (from 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM) at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland (685 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612).
PLEASE RSVP HERE & Help us Spread the Word!
Please find a flyer attached and a full description of the event below:
Restaurant Work Supporting Families:
Creating Sanctuary Restaurants and Sanctuary Bodies
On Monday, February 13th, 2017 (2.13*) join the Restaurant Opportunities Center – Bay Area and ACCESS: Women’s Health Justice in a pivotal event on the intersections of economic and reproductive justice. We will bring together workers, restaurant employers, academics, parents, activists and policymakers for a transformative discussion on how restaurant owners, co-workers and community members can support each other during these trying times. Our opening panel discussion will bring in key leaders and workers to connect the issues and bring together the broader picture. In the second half of the event, we will break off into smaller groups to participate in active workshops and move together towards productive outcomes in regards to the surging Sanctuary Restaurants movement, which seeks to create dignified and safe working conditions for immigrants, Muslims, people of color, women of color and LGBTIQ people.
*$2.13 is the federal subminimum wage for tipped workers, a wage that has remained stagnant for over 20 years. Although California has One Fair Wage, and does not participate in the tip-credit system, ROC the Bay seeks to build awareness around $2.13 and show solidarity for the workers in the 43 other states that continue to allow for workers to rely solely on tips for their wages.*
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Registration & Pastry Mixer
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Panel Discussion on Reproductive Justice + Economic Justice
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Lunch
12:15 PM – 2:15 PM Sanctuary Restaurants//Sanctuary Bodies Workshop/Teach-in
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Closing Circle
We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information, contact Evelyn Rangel Medina, Director, Bay Area Center, ROC-United
Co-Director, National Tipped Worker Legal Resource Center
University of California, Berkeley Public Interest Law Fellow