Sanctuary Restaurants Movement

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

The movement was launched in recognition that restaurant workers are on the frontlines of discrimination and hate. It 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 to establish Sanctuary Restaurants that:

  • 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 Restaurant: A Place At the Table for Everyone” sign in the establishment
  • Offer or obtain informational support
  • Participate in a peer network to exchange ideas and strategies for protecting targeted workers.