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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.
On behalf of the planning committee, I am really pleased to say that the Westchester Social Forum website is live and updated! We are really looking forward to the 2019 social forum scheduled for Sunday afternoon, March 24th at Purchase College! You can sign up to table for your social justice group or simply sign up to attend the gathering. Take a look at the range of workshops being offered this year: www.westchestersocialforum.org/
We will be joined by the Peace Poets, Juan Gonzalez (Democracy Now!) and Soul Fire Farm and more.
Hope to see you there and please put on your calendars today!