We will be Live Streaming 3 p.m The Workshop from @purchasecollegemc "Ending Racism and Injustice in our Food System" given by Doug DeCandia and Raptivist Farmer, Educator, Organizer, Host/Mc ~Amani Olugbala of @soulfirefarm
“We are each so incredibly gifted and talented.
We live in a sea of creation and inspiration. I believe it is our duty to use our powers to bring about change and create the worlds we deeply desire to live in. We ALL are creators. ~Amani Olugbala #wsf19 #socialjustice #foodjustice #artist #artistactivist #artistactivism #artistactivists #poetrycommunity #poetry #westchesternewyork #sunypurchase ✌🏾☝🏼 ... See MoreSee Less
If you are planning to use your phones for photos and video clips, please arrive with your phones fully charged as there are limited outlets for charging. We will post the wifi password by registration. For tweeting and social media, we are using the hashtag #wsf19.
Please plan to arrive on campus by 11:45 am on Sunday. There is a sold out event in the Performing Arts Center, so for people arriving after 12:30 pm, you might be directed by campus police to another parking lot further away. You will need to park in the West 2 parking lot (turn left when you first enter campus and continue past the Performing Arts Center to parking lot W2 (Row A will be the closest to the main door of the Music Building and there is limited handicap parking available and no step to enter the building). Parking fees for all registrants for the social forum have been waived by the College authorities. The Music Building where all the activity will be is facing you from the parking lot (Performing Arts Building is to the right which is not where the social forum will be).
All groups tabling must be completely set up by 12:30 pm which is when we are open to the public and also when we start our networking hour. We are starting our opening plenary promptly at 1:30 pm which means folks need to start making their way to the Recital Hall at 1:15 pm. For the first 5 minutes, for those who are not in the room, we are closing the doors for the Opening Indigenous Prayer and Blessing (no filming or photos here please) and will re-open the doors when it is over. Workshops will also start promptly at 3 pm and 4:15 pm (one-hour sessions). Classroom numbers are posted clearly by registration tables and on the classroom doors. All workshops will be on ground level close to main registration area/lobby except for the two panels (on Hate Incidents at 3 pm and BDS at 4:15 pm) which will be in the Choral Hall directly across from the Recital Hall on the upper level. Please note: that for all volunteers staffing tables, we encourage you to attend the Opening Plenary Session starting at 1:30pm upstairs in the Recital Hall. #socialjustice ... See MoreSee Less
Lord Judah and myself will be on live TV tomorrow evening (Thursday) promoting the social forum. Please consider calling in with a question or comment after 7:40pm: Where to Watch and How to Participate: The program is telecast each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on Cablevision Channel 75 and Verizon FiOS Channel 36. Watch live online at lmctv.org and on stream on Facebook Live on The Local Live page. Participate by phone at 914-381-0150, email [email protected] and Twitter @thelocallive. Our show is replayed daily at the same time, on the same channels. Archived editions are viewable online on YouTube.com/TheLocalLive at any time. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our website, lmctvlocallive.wordpress.com. ... See MoreSee Less
SOCIAL JUSTICE FORUM TO CREATE SPACE FOR PUBLIC TO ENGAGE IN CRITICAL ISSUES OF 2019
White Plains, NY, March 2019--Gun violence, the #MeToo movement, immigration, criminal justice reform, and environmental justice are just a few of the timely topics community members will engage in at what is expected to be the largest social justice gathering in Westchester County.
Dozens of organizations will participate in the Westchester Social Justice Forum on Sunday, March 24, in the Music Building at SUNY Purchase College, located at 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase, NY.
The event will open with a plenary featuring a keynote presentation by Juan Gonzalez (co-host of Democracy Now!) and performances by The Peace Poets and multimedia storyteller Amani Olugbala of Soul Fire Farm.
Following the plenary, participants will break out into workshops delving deeper into the most pressing issues of our time, including fracking and nuclear energy, gun violence, responding to hate speech, racism and injustice in the food system, criminal justice reform, the power dynamics of racism, gender-based violence, immigration, and a just resolution to the Palestine/Israel conflict. Participants also have the opportunity to learn about the healing properties of medicinal plants and tree therapy.
Community organizations will gather to exchange ideas and information, foster solidarity and celebrate their work to create a more just and equal society. Participants will harness their collective power to organize a movement for change. The social justice forum will provide the space to learn from one another, strengthen local organizing skills and connect as a community.