2015: None of Us is Free Until All of Us are Free

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March 22, 2015

 

kiddush cup with wordsThis year's seder focused on racial justice, in solidarity with the ongoing movement. It lifted up the voices of leaders of color on topics ranging from police brutality to fair housing to decent, dignified work.

We sold out of tickets as 365 members of our community gathered together to listen. Our speakers spoke from the heart about racial justice from history to personal interaction to today's policy issues. We are grateful to have heard from Sabrina Sojourner, Michael Twitty, Carolyn L. Boyd, Aaron Goggans, and others who stood at our podium.

We are also grateful to Omolara for encouraging our community to participate in her SolidariTrees #IHaveADream art project. Many wrote down their antiracist personal "dreams" for the world. We sang several inspiring re-written folk and holiday songs, thanks to Mark Novak and Songrise for their help in making songs like We Shall Overcome come alive.

Together, we took action to demand dignity for workers through statewide paid sick days in Maryland, fight voter disenfranchisment in Virginia, and supported affordable housing for low income residents in D.C. We are determined to make hard work pay better for more people in our region.