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Westchester Social Forum 2017

  • New Rochelle High School 265 Clove Road New Rochelle, NY, 10801 United States (map)

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Westchester Social Forum: Building the Movement for Social & Ecological Justice

Join progressive organizations for the Westchester Social Forum on May 20 to learn about the social and environmental justice work that is being done in our county and how to get involved.

The day will include skills-trainings and workshops, a panel of speakers, a people's march in downtown New Rochelle, and music and dance from artists in our community. 

We live in a time of struggle as we witness growing threats to the wellbeing of our planet and communities, as profit is placed over people and land, and corporations, not citizens, control our democracy. Come to exchange ideas and information, foster solidarity, and celebrate our work to create a more just and equal society. 

The event is free and open to the public. We hope you can join us!

Workshops include (list in formation):
*Deportation Defense Workshop - Hudson Valley Community Coalition
*Runaway Inequality - Communication Workers of America
*Pride in Politics – The LOFT: LGBT Community Center
*Housing is a Human Right - Community Voices Heard
*Voting & Inequality - Citizen Action of New York
*Creating Hip Hop Social Justice - True He(ART) Academy
*The Indigenous History of Westchester and the Impacts of Colonization - Ramapough Lenape Nation
*Reproductive Rights and the Political Landscape - WCLA: Choice Matters
*Protecting the Human Right to Clean Water - Food & Water Watch
*Taking on Controversial Issues While Creating Space for All Viewpoints - Stephanie Low, Diversity and Inclusion Educator and Consultant
*Exploring Alternatives to Violence - Alternatives to Violence Project
*Not in Anyone's Backyard: The Buildout of Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in NY - SEnRG (Safe Energy Rights Group) and Resist Spectra
*Organizing Locally Around Issues of Policing, Accountability and Transparency - New York Civil Liberties Union/Westchester Coalition for Police Reform
*Recognizing, Understanding, and Countering Islamophobia - Westchester Coalition Against Islamophobia
*Understanding Power as a Tool for Undoing Racism - People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond and New RoAR
*Indian Point - Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition
*Get your CBA on! What is a Community Benefits Agreement, and Why Does it Matter?- Sustainable Port Chester Alliance
*The Fight for Health Care and a Fair Federal Budget - Consumer's Union


Construyendo el Movimiento por la Justicia Social y Ecológica

Únase a organizaciones comunitarias en Westchester durante un foro social en mayo para intercambiar ideas e información, fomentar solidaridad y celebrar nuestra labor para crear una sociedad más justa e igualitaria. Estamos viviendo tiempos de lucha, mientras presenciamos crecientes amenazas al bienestar de nuestro planeta y nuestras comunidades, que anteponen la ganancia de dinero por sobre el pueblo y la tierra, y donde las corporaciones, no los ciudadanos, son los que controlan nuestra democracia.

Sin embargo, nosotros, el pueblo, tenemos el poder colectivo de organizar un movimiento por el cambio. El Foro Social de Westchester proveerá el espacio para aprender de unos y otros, fortalecer nuestras habilidades organizativas y conectarnos como una comunidad.
El día incluirá una marcha popular, talleres sobre organización social y justicia ecológica y culminará con una celebración cultural. ¡Esperamos que puedan unirse a nosotros!