The Ides of March is one of the standout dates on the calendar. So it should be easy to member that March 15, 2017, is a significant date to mark on your calendar.
In Minnesota diners will celebrate this year’s Ideas of March with a great meal at a local restaurant! A host of Minnesota restaurants and retail establishments are collaborating to make the Ides of Marsh a day to support – publicly and financially – the work of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota. (https://www.ilcm.org/)
The ILCM is one of the most visible of the Minnesota organizations – and individuals – stretched beyond their resources to meet the challenge to help people who are caught up in unprecedented immigration battles.
A host of eateries are joining forces to speak out. The initiative bears the powerful name “RestaurantsRising.” A large number participated in the successful Day Without Immigrants resistance. That led to the Ides of March campaign to pledge a portion each restaurant’s daily profits to support the legal representation provided by IMLC and other legal services.
There’s a great website where you can find the names and logos of each restaurant as well as a clever indication of the percentage of sales the establishment will share with legal aid providers. It’s a very impressive and growing collaboration.
Check the RestaurantsRising website (http://restaurantsrising.com) and follow RestaurantsRising on FB.