WESPAC Awards Dinner – Sunday, April 26th at 5:30pm

Please scroll down for details about this year’s honorees and keynote speaker:

2015 Awards Dinner

2015 Honoree

Howard Horowitz has been a WESPAC activist since its founding in the 1970s, having served on the WESPAC Foundation Board and as Chairperson. A current focus of his work is bringing alternative Palestinian and progressive Jewish voices to Temple Israel of New Rochelle and to the wider community through the Westchester Jewish Council. He is an active organizer of the Westchester chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace. He has traveled extensively to Israel, studied Arabic in Tunisia, and has visited the Jenin Freedom Theater, Bi’ilin and other places of resistance in the West Bank and Jerusalem. He received an MA in Political Science (NYU) and is founder and president of Horowitz Research, a consumer and multicultural research firm located in New Rochelle, NY.  Howard and his wife, Alisse Waterston, live in New Rochelle.

 2015 Honoree

Ibrahim Asad Siddiq aka P.O.E.T (Putting Out Eternal Thoughts) is an activist and philosopher rooted in poetry.  Ibrahim has recorded two albums, “Spoken World” and “Nerd at the Cool Table” and has recently released a book of poetry entitled “Words in Black and White”.  He is the Artistic Director of a grassroots arts program known as The FREE ART Project in which he facilitates workshops, open mics and showcases throughout NYC and Westchester County. He organizes workshops in various correctional facilities including Arthur Kill and the Phoenix Academy, a teen rehabilitation center in Westchester County.  Ibrahim is the founder of Earth’s Pantry, a skin and hair care product line made from organic plant based ingredients where the proceeds are used to fund The FREE ART Project.

 2015 Keynote Speaker

Beth is from the small town of Griffin, Georgia. She attended Wesleyan College, a women’s college in Macon, Georgia earning a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology. At Wesleyan she became a student activist and simultaneously developed a deep personal and academic interest in understanding progressive social movements. She went on to earn a Master’s and PhD in Sociology at Purdue University. Her dissertation research took her to the Ecuadorian Amazon. There she learned directly from indigenous communities about the impacts of natural resource extraction and how they have organized to resist the destruction of their lives, territory, and culture. Today, Beth is Chair of the Sociology-Anthropology Department at Manhattanville College where she teaches Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies classes.

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Film Screening with Israeli Director at WESPAC

On the Side of the Road

Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Lia Tarachansky 

Monday, March 30th, at 6:30pm

Mapleton Conference Center 

Good Counsel Campus (next to Pace Law)

52 North Broadway

White Plains, NY 10603.

 

In By the Side of the Road, former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky examines Israelis’ collective amnesia regarding the fateful events of 1948 when the State of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians within its borders became refugees. She interviews Israeli veterans and probes their denial of the war that changed the region forever. Tarachansky then turns the camera on herself and travels back to her settlement, where such historical erasure gave birth to a new generation blinded and isolated from its surroundings. Attempting to shed a light on the country’s most entrenched taboo, she is met with outrage and violence.(see http://leichik.webs.com/)

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Womyn in the Movement

Womyn in the Movement

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Phyllis Bennis at WESPAC’s Annual Meeting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttADruVx3RI

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Upcoming Events

  1. Ride for Justice: The Freedom Bus

    March 19 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Womyn in the Movement: Food Justice – Healthy Food is a Human Right

    March 28 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. On Climate Science and Coverage – What three decades have taught us.

    March 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Film Screening with Israeli Director

    March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. My Name Is Rachel Corrie

    April 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Film screening with filmmaker on Monday, March 30th at 6:30 pm at the Mapleton Conference Center at Good Counsel Campus (next to Pace Law School) located at 52 North Broadway in White Plains, NY 10603: In By the Side of the Road, former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky examines Israelis’ collective amnesia regarding the fateful events of 1948 when the State of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians within its borders became refugees. She interviews Israeli veterans and probes their denial of the war that changed the region forever. Tarachansky then turns the camera on herself and travels back to her settlement, where such historical erasure gave birth to a new generation blinded and isolated from its surroundings. Attempting to shed a light on the country’s most entrenched taboo, she is met with outrage and violence. (see leichik.webs.com/) ...

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On Saturday, March 28th at 12:30pm to 3pm, join us for Womyn in the Movement: Food Justice event, which is part of our on-going "Healthy Food is a Human Right" series. It will be held at the White Plains Presbyterian Church, 39 North Broadway, White Plains, NY. Come meet two fantastic women of the movement, Myrna Cabán Leczano and Ruby Olisemeka. Free food and herbal workshop. Any questions, wespacfoundation@gmail.com or 914-449-6514. ...

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WESPAC Director serves on a panel organized by the SJP Chapter at Pace University today as part of Israeli Apartheid Week. ...

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Join us this Thursday, February 26th @ 6pm, for our Soul Food Justice: #BlackFarmers to #BlackLivesMatter event. This event is FREE. We will have some good food and good music. If you have any questions, please contact Jalal - jalal.sabur@gmail.com. ...

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We want to thank everyone who came out tonight! You truly made this night a success. Thank you to our guests, Sekou Odinga and Dequi and a big thank you to Sundiata for making this happen. ...

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