People’s Climate March, Sunday, Sept. 21

This is an invitation to change everything.

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.  With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities.  To change everything, we need everyone on board.
Sunday, September 21 in New York City. Join us.  Details on where WESPAC members will meet will be posted soon. For all other details, please visit http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

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Press Conference at City Hall, Thursday, September 4th

Join us at City Hall in White Plains on September 4.

Tell the public officials who joined the July pro-Israel rally there that they did not speak for you! Read more ›

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Petition to Governor Cuomo and 28 Elected Officials

The link to our petition can be found here

Approximately 200 people from all over Westchester County came out on Monday evening, August 4th to stand in solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza.  The vigil was organized by WESPAC, Jewish Voice for Peace – Westchester, and Concerned Families of Westchester.   The demands of the social justice community include an immediate end to the killing of civilians, an end to the Israeli Occupation of Palestinian land captured in the 1967 war, an end to the siege of Gaza and an end to U.S. military aid to Israel.  Vigil participants were very disappointed that 28 local officials with no mandate to intervene regarding US foreign policy attended a “Stand with Israel” press conference on July 17th organized by NY State Assembly member David Buchwald.  The link to our petition expressing our disappointment with those elected officials can be found here

Gaza Solidarity Vigil. August 4, 2014 in White Plains.  Photo courtesy of Andrew Courtney.

Gaza Solidarity Vigil. August 4, 2014 in White Plains. Photo courtesy of Andrew Courtney.

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WESPAC Skills Share Network

July 2014
To all inspired,
Greetings from the WESPAC community!

We are seeking to create an growing alliance between knowledge and experience, fostered by participants who seek to continuously pursue learning. By illuminating our community experiences in a wholesome manner, we assist in the proliferation of gratitude, compassion, and knowledge locally. The process of community building is difficult at first, but once we are no longer strangers, perhaps our interconnection will become more valuable.

Having a focus group will assist in manifesting our SkillShare within our WESPAC community. We are organizing a preliminary focus group in order to arrange immediate goals for our sharing system.  If you would like to contribute your experiences and aspirations, then please sign up here: Community SkillShare SignUp

Thank you all for your participation, for this truly cannot be without you!
Best,

Clara Liberov

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Connie Hogarth at WESPAC’s 40th!

Connie Hogarth at WESPAC’s 40th

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TPP is an Attack on Food Sovereignty

TPP is an Attack on Food Sovereignty

by Mark Dunlea

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the latest Free Trade Agreement (FTA) assault against food sovereignty, where the profits of multinatGrowing-your-own-food-flyerional companies are placed ahead of the food security needs of individual nations. The TPP seeks to revive the stalled expansion of the World Trade Organization. Read more ›

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Upcoming Events
  1. State Leadership on Energy and Environment

    September 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Westchester Residents Call for Oversight

    September 4 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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    September 4 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. Symposium on Gun Violence and Islamophobia

    September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Film Screening at Greenburgh Nature Center

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