The Past, Present, and Future of Community Planning
For Fair and Affordable Housing
A WESPAC Foundation / CSEA Roundtable / Planners Network Forum
Saturday, October 24, 1pm
CSEA Local 860
595 W. Hartsdale Avenue, White Plains, NY 10607 Read more ›
October 19, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
An Evening with Gideon Levy and Suheil Khalilieh
How Can We Be Agents of Change to Secure Human Rights for Israel and the Palestinian Territories?
On this panel, we will hear from Israeli and Palestinian voices of conscience who will help us understand that in the long struggle toward justice and peace in the Holy Land, the fulcrum of change must involve the international community. Read more ›
Here at WESPAC, we are interested in forming a broad-based community committee to organize locally to sponsor Syrian/Iraqi/Afghani (among many others) refugees and to pressure our government to step up its acceptance of these refugees. While European countries have agreed to accept tens of thousands or more refugees, the U.S. has to date accepted only a 1,500 or 0.03% of the people fleeing war and destruction — and is considering admitting only 10,000 in 2016.
As a result of the U.S. invasion of Iraq — which helped set off the civil wars now going on in Syria and Iraq — we have an important responsibility to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis. Read more ›