Cocktails for La Causa, May 5th at Bay Area Bars & Restaurants

Cocktails for La Causa

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Friday, May 5, 2017
In Bay Area Restaurants & Bars


On Cinco de Mayo, restaurants throughout Berkeley and other Bay Area sanctuary cities take part in “Cocktails for La Causa” to raise awareness of deportation and immigration issues and support local organizations providing legal defense. Funds collected from the sale of food or drink specifically created for this event will be donated equally between Centro Legal de la Raza (acting as the fiscal agent), the East Bay Community Law Center, and the Multicultural Institute.

Berkeley became a City of Refuge in 1971; in 2007 it reaffirmed this status in response to an increase in I.C.E. raids throughout the Bay Area; and in 2016, it again reaffirmed itself a sanctuary city in response to the election of Donald Trump and his anti-immigration policies. Berkeley is now leading efforts in the Bay Area to support its undocumented residents.

Come out to support and enjoy

Thanks so much to all of these establishments for helping to support the Bay Area's sanctuary movement to aide undocumented residents in the current political climate.  We encourage you to support them with your patronage.  Check back for additions to the list.

To sign up as a participating restaurant, send an email here.

Agrodolce 1730 Shattuck Ave. Mocha Martini
Albatross Pub 1822 San Pablo Ave. Ponche de Puebla
Babette @ UC Art Museum 22625 Durant Ave. TBD
Cancun Taqueria 2134 Allston Way Sangria
Cheeseboard Pizza 1512 Shattuck Ave. Mexican Chocolate Scone
Gilman Brewing Company 912 Gilman St. Green Chile Beer
Highwire Coffee Roasters 2049 San Pablo Ave. 25% of Conscientious Objector Coffee drink & bean sales at all cafe locations
Lalimeís Restaurant 1329 Gilman St. TBD
Le Bateau Ivre 2629 Telegraph Ave. TBD
Philís Sliders 2024 Shattuck Ave. TBD
Rangoon Super Stars
Burmese Cuisine
2826 Telegraph Ave. Donny Chicken Curry
Saturn Cafe 2175 Allston Way RISEUP Rita
Saulís Deli 1475 Shattuck Ave. Americano Cocktail
Spats 1974 Shattuck Ave. 'Through the Wall' Mayan Mule
Starry Plough Irish Pub 3101 Shattuck Ave. 10% donation on all food & drink
Tacos Sinaloa 2384 Telegraph Ave. Green Card Burrito


Centro Legal de la Raza is the largest legal service provider in Northern and Central California representing immigrants facing deportation. It is the lead legal organization for Alameda County’s 24-hour hotline for immediate response to I.C.E. enforcement actions.

The East Bay Community Law Center provides legal services and policy advocacy to low-income clients and communities, and law training that prepares future attorneys to be skilled and principled advocates.

For the last 25 years the Multicultural Institute has worked in accompanying immigrant families in their transition from poverty and isolation to prosperity and participation.


City of Berkeley Multicultural Institute Centro Legal de la Raza
East Bay Community Law BerkeleyCesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta Commemorative Committee

Minuteman Press Minuteman Press


Other Cinco de Mayo Events in the Bay Area:

Fiesta Sin Fronteras

Dining For Justice

Friday Event in KONO/Uptown/Downtown & Jack London

Saturday Event in Fruitvale


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