Join us for The People’s Supper, a community dinner and panel in solidarity with two families living in sanctuary at First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG). March 26th at 6:30pm. RSVP at bit.ly/PeoplesSupper To celebrate the strength and resilience of these families, shine a light on injustices in our immigration system, and bolster support for the families’ campaign, local professional chefs and event industry professionals will provide a delicious family-style meal. Ben Miller of South Philly Barbacoa will host the panel with Clive and Oneita Thompson from Jamaica and Suyapa Reyes from Honduras. Both families are currently living in sanctuary at FUMCOG to resist deportation. The families’ lawyer, David Bennion of Free Migration Project, and the church’s pastor, Bob Coombe, will speak on the panel to contextualize their cases within the current U.S. immigration climate. Ashtin Berry, New Orleans bartender and advocate for a more healthy and equitable hospitality industry, will open up the event with her remarks and be the evening’s emcee. Learn about the families’ stories here bit.ly/InquirerThompsons & bit.ly/LocalReyes. RSVP at bit.ly/PeoplesSupper
Guests can expect cooking from chefs Cristina Martinez, Kurt Evans, Valerie and Leigh Erwin, Ange Branca, Aliza Green, Damon Menapace, Jezabel Carega, Omar Tate, Katie Briggs, Jhonny Rincon, Royer Smith, Mani Thillai, Zach Sklarsky, Epifani Ortiz, and Ana Caballero.