WESPAC Plot at Bethel Baptist Community Gardens

Bethel Baptist

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The Freedom to Boycott for Justice and for Human Rights

Dear Elliott, Shabbat Shalom,

I am writing to express my deepest concern and objection to the decision taken by WJC to actively endorse legislation that in its spirit and in its specifics is unconstitutional and an assault on free speech. The call for a legislated ban or boycott of businesses that want to participate in a voluntary boycott of Israel until it ends the occupation and the ongoing violations of Palestinian human rights is hypocritical, and is a blatant effort to silence dissent. You do not even distinguish between boycotting Israel and boycotting settlement enterprises on stolen Palestinian land.  As a respected member of the business community for over 40 years, and as owner of a business for over 30 years, I have the right to participate and have my business participate in a nonviolent movement without fear of recrimination from my own government.

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Hundreds Come Out in Support of Police Accountability

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March for a Clean Energy Revolution – Sunday, July 24th

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Protest Governor Cuomo’s Unconstitutional Executive Order

Freedom to Boycott

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Please Join Us on Thursday at 7:30pm for a Candlelight Vigil

Orlando Vigil

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WESPAC Community Self Reliance Celebration

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Celebrating Our Community Self-Reliance

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NY Wants to Tell You What You Can and Cannot Boycott

It is very disappointing that our local NYS Assembly Member David Buchwald is a co-sponsor of A8220.  I am trying to set up a meeting with him.  If you are in his district and would be willing to attend this meeting, please let me know.  In the meantime, please do be in touch with your state representatives on this free speech matter.  The NY State Senate passed a bill last week that will create a blacklist of individuals and institutions that are engaged in a boycott of a U.S. ally.  55 NY state senators voted in favor and 6 senators voted against

These six NYS Senators who voted against are all African American and Latino.

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Herbal Tea Tasting with Dana Ludmer – REGISTRATION CLOSED but we will offer again. Room is at capacity.

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WESPAC Food Justice in partnership with the Westchester County Youth Councils of Family Services of Westchester present:

Herbal Tea Tasting Workshop with Dana Ludmer: Developing our Relationship with Plants and Herbs at this time of Planetary Change and Transformation There is a great practice of sampling tea without knowing what the herb is allowing people to move beyond "this herb is good for this problem" (which is quite allopathic) and start building a relationship with herbs that is more descriptive, personal and experiential.  We will engage in conversation about the benefits of plants and how we can nurture them.
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Upcoming Events

  1. Westchester Coalition for Police Reform

    August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Go Topless Pride Parade

    August 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Film on human trafficking

    August 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Third Annual Harvest Square Dance – Sierra Club

    September 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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New Ro Black Lives Matter March and Open Mic

August 7, 2016, 5:00pm - August 7, 2016, 7:30pm

Hi New Rochelle citizens! Come out to protest the police brutality against black Americans and minorities by joining us in this march!! We will be gathering on the lawn of City Hall and going down Nor...

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Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier

July 29, 2016, 7:30pm - July 29, 2016, 9:00pm

Doors open at 7pm film promply starts at 7:30pm The shocking, true story of Leonard Peltier, the American Indian leader locked away for life in Leavenworth Penitentiary, convicted of the alleged murde...

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Westchester's County Legislature now is considering its own unconstitutional anti-BDS measure. We will fight it. Here we share a letter from Howard Horowitz, an active member of Temple Israel of Ne...

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