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ROC United has joined forces with Presente.org, COLORS Restaurants, and others to launch the Sanctuary Restaurants Movement to resist hate and harassment in the industry.

The project offers support and resources to restaurant workers, employers and consumers impacted by hostile policies and actions, including immigrants, Muslims, LGBTQI people and others. Restaurateurs from across the nation are signing up to stand with workers and their families as Sanctuary Restaurants.

Sanctuary Restaurants:
– Do not allow any harassment of any individual based on immigrant/refugee status, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation to occur in their restaurant
– Place a prominent “SANCTUARY RESTAURANTS: A Place At the Table for Everyone” sign in the establishment
– Offer or obtain informational support through ROC United
– Participate in a peer network to exchange ideas and strategies for protecting targeted workers
– Experience increased patronage and support through a outreach partnership between ROC United and Presente.org

The Sanctuary Restaurants Movement launches in recognition of the fact that restaurant workers are on the front lines of discrimination and hate in America. All of our brothers and sisters in the restaurant industry deserve to have their dignity and humanity recognized, both at work and at home. Sanctuary Restaurants seeks to create the world we want – establishments free from hate and discrimination, where everyone has a seat at the table.

Learn more at www.sanctuaryrestaurants.org, and check out a sample of inaugural Sanctuary Restaurants below:

Birchwood Cafe 3311 East 25th Street Minneapolis MN 55406 http://birchwoodcafe.com
Black Star Coop 7020 Easy Wind Dr, Austin, TX 78752 http://www.blackstar.coop
Bob’s Clam Hut 315 US-1 Kittery ME 03904 http://www.bobsclamhut.com
Bon Me @bonme http://www.bonmetruck.com
Bread & Salt Hospitality Boston, MA @breadandsalthospitality
Butter Bakery Cafe 3700 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409 http://butterbakerycafe.com
COLORS – Michigan Detroit 311 E Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226 http://www.colorsrestaurantdet.com
COLORS – New York Relocated to 178 Stanton Street in January, 2017 http://www.colorsrestaurantnyc.com
Diner NYC 5 Broadway Brooklyn, NY 11249 http://dinernyc.com
Duzan Mediterranean Grill 2411 Steinway Street Long Island City, New York 11103
Gyst 25 E. 26th St., Minneapolis, MN 55404 http://gystmpls.com
Honey Butter Fried Chicken 3361 N. Elston Ave.Chicago, IL 60618 http://www.honeybutter.com
La Palapa 77 Saint Marks Place New York, NY 10003 http://lapalapa.com
L’Oca d’Oro 1900 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723 http://locadoroaustin.com (added January 4th)
Lil’s Cafe 7 Wallingford Square, #106 Kittery, ME 03904 http://www.lilscafe.com
Russell Street Deli 2465 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207 http://russellstreetdeli.com
South Philly Barbacoa 703 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148 http://www.southphillybarbacoa.com
Table Green Cafe The Battery, Lower Manhattan http://www.cleaverco.com/table-green
The Green Table Chelsea Market, Main Concourse 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011 http://www.cleaverco.com/green-table
Zingerman’s Deli 422 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 http://zingermansdeli.com
Zingerman’s Bakehouse 3711 Plaza Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 http://zingermansbakehouse.com
Zingerman’s Cornman Farms 8540 Island Lake Rd, Dexter, MI 48130 https://www.zingermanscornmanfarms.com
Zingerman’s Creamery 3723 Plaza Drive Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 https://www.zingermanscreamery.com
Zingerman’s Roadhouse 2501 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 http://zingermansroadhouse.com