Director of Causa Justa Celebrates ‘Quinceañera’ at El Rio

Maria Poblet, the Executive Director of Causa Justa, is celebrating her 15th year at the organization with a 'quinceañera.' Photo courtesy of Causa Justa.

Maria Poblet, the Executive Director of Causa Justa, is celebrating her 15th year at the organization with a 'quinceañera.' Photo courtesy of Causa Justa.

Causa Justa will be celebrating Executive Director Maria Poblet’s 15th year at the organization with a “quinceañera” this coming Sunday.

At 3 p.m. at El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, El Rio will host San Francisco salsa band Rumbaché for the event. El Rio puts on Salsa Sundays featuring live music and dancing on their outdoor patio stage almost weekly, donating their door proceeds from 3-4 p.m. to a different non-profit each week — this time, Causa Justa.

The event will also celebrate Causa Justa’s successful fundraising campaign “Gentrification Stops Here!” which raised $40,495 in five days, greatly surpassing their goal of $10,000. The organization hopes to use the money to pass a “Healthy Homes Policy” in Oakland in an attempt to stop “landlord harassment and disrepair” and win an “Anti-Speculation Tax” in San Francisco to disincentivize evictions.

And Causa Justa is fundraising again with this quinceañera, inviting organizations to sponsor the event in return for a photo op with Pobles, who will be decked-out in a “quinceañera outfit:”

This is an invitation to sponsor as an organization

Organizations can sponsor our celebration here.

María Poblet, Causa Justa :: Just Cause Executive Director, has promised a special treat for the party.

She told us, “Only because I love this community, I will wear a Quinceañera outfit at the party.”

This is our big event for 2014. It’s your chance to support. Can we count on your team to help us build grassroots power in Bay Area communities? Click here to sponsor TODAY! 

For a $200 sponsorship, you can bring three guests and take a selfie with María (in her over-the-top Quinceañera outfit) on this special day. Donate here.

Proceeds will help CJJC move an aggressive campaign by this November to join in an Anti-Speculation Tax effort in San Francisco and to pass a Healthy Housing for All policy in Oakland that will protect over 300,000 low-income renters. CJJC fights for housing justice and immigrant rights with a passion AND WE CAN WIN!

*El Rio will donate all door proceeds from 3-4pm to Causa Justa :: Just Cause. Come before 4pm to help CJJC.

Rumbaché will start playing at 4 p.m., and attendees must be 21 or older and pay a $10 cover charge to get in.

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