James Baldwin’s 100+ page classic essay The Fire Next Time published in 1963
“Basically the finest essay I’ve ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone’s hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you. -–Ta-Nehisi Coates ... See MoreSee Less
In a state where racially biased policing is the norm, Westchester County stands out as one of the worst offenders. Between 2013 and 2017, Black and Latino people were vastly overrepresented among tho...
Nick has suggested that we organize a day long vigil in solidarity with the HVCC Caravan to DC and as a means to collectively express our outrage regarding the human rights violations that are taking place at the border (United Nations Convenant on the Rights of the Child) and here in Westchester County (children losing parents in ICE raids). We have consulted with Luis and are moving forward. It is short notice but we are asking people to commit to one hour slots tomorrow Wednesday in front the of the Federal Courthouse on 300 Quarropas Street in White Plains where HVCC organized a rally a couple of weeks ago. We will be checking in with the Caravan in DC during the day and will be sending them our love and solidarity as they meet with representatives for family reunification both here and at the border. I will bring placards but please feel free to bring your own. For those with health conditions, it should be cooler and cloudy tomorrow.
Nick and I will be sending off the Caravan of Hope tomorrow at 5am at the Sleepy Hollow Senior Center (55 Elm Street) and Vitalah and Helen will be part of the welcome home crew at 9pm in the same place. I believe there is also a rally in Tarrytown at 7:30pm tomorrow for those unable to make day time slots (details to follow).