About Our Breaking Bread Series
In 2016, Global 505 initiated our first series of Breaking Bread Gatherings focused on building trust among immigrant and refugee serving providers and advocates. Understanding that our movements can only be united if we have genuine and authentic relationships, we came together to intentional share stories to support cross-racial learning while providing insight to our individual organizations on how to better improve programs and services for the communities we serve. We also created strategy on how to uplift a culture of organizing and mobilizing that occurs intersectionally.
How Breaking Bread Works
Global 505 partners such as Refugee Well-Being Project, United Voices for Refugee Rights, Encuentro, El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos, Together 4 Brothers, Neighbors United ABQ, NM Dream Team, Women’s Global Pathways, CVNMEF –Juntos: Our Air, Our Water, and Catholic Charities came together to design a five part series to learn more about Asian, Latino, Muslim, and African communities. This was done by using story telling and food as a medium, where meetings were hosted in sacred spaces within each of our communities and where we gathered to create a shared analysis of the needs, strengths, and realities of working within immigrant and refugee communities across Albuquerque. This was the first stage in creating beloved community, with the acknowledgement that our next series needed to be led by our immigrant and refugee families with which we work with as opposed to just being hosted by the directors of our various organizations.