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We have been a leading force for progressive social change in Westchester County, New York, since 1974.  We have been educating, agitating and organizing for a more just and peaceful world, an end to militarism and racism and a more fair economy that works for all.

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WESPAC Social Justice Tour of Buenos Aires!

Our international tours are back! The feedback we received from our last tour was stellar thanks to Delia! She’s a first class tour guide! Please see attached and let us know if you are "in"!

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Invitation to WESPAC Community

Dear WESPAC Foundation, My name is Sydnie, and I am writing to invite your Westchester community organization to the premiere of an original production, "Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares" at the Gene Frankel Theatre in Manhattan this June. The story follows Maya, a...

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Complimentary tickets from the Jacob Burns

Dear Nada,   Greetings from the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) in Pleasantville!   I’m reaching out today because we have an exciting event coming up in our series Global Watch: Crisis & Social Action that may be of interest to you and your colleagues, and we...

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Rikers Island from those who have lived there

Excellent panel discussion this evening on Rikers Island with Jose Saldana, Vincent Schiraldi, Alelur Duran and Steven Dominguez. It’s been a disaster since it opened in 1932. Plans for closure began with Ed Koch. Will Eric Adams move forward or wiggle out? Where will...

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Plastics Recycling is a Lie

From Beyond Plastics:   Can you please help share the short claymation video we released today to set the record straight on plastics recycling. Our video is in direct response to a particularly egregious example of greenwashing that Coca-Cola released last week, an...

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Announcing the ACTIVIST FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 2023 - Deadline for Letters of Intent November 30, 2022We are excited to again share with you this opportunity for Fellowships for activists in underserved communities.The Elias Foundation is now accepting final nominations and applications for the last round of submissions to the Activist Fellowship Program supporting Hudson Valley activists working towards local movement building in communities hardest hit by injustice and inequality. Please share this notice with your groups and note: the deadline for submitting a Nomination or Letter of Intent is November 30, 2022.Now in its fifth and final year, the goal of this program is to strengthen and build social justice movements in the Hudson Valley by developing local activists’ skills and capacities. The Elias Foundation hopes to identify and support the work of people from the grassroots and frontline communities. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals who self-define as low-income, people of color, indigenous, immigrant, women, trans, gender nonconforming, LGBT+ and/or queer, youth, working class and disabled.Each awardee will receive a total of $90,000 over five years of support ($25,000 for the first three years, $10,000 in fourth year and $5,000 for the final year). This support is limited to people working in underserved communities who would not normally have access to funding.To read more about the Fellowship, the criteria for applying, information on how to apply and read about previous recipients, please visit the Elias Foundation website www.eliasfoundation.org/. You can also contact Polly Withers at [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to nominate someone. Thank you.Jackie Mann, PresidentElias Foundation ... See MoreSee Less
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#Accountability4KennethChamberlainSrChamberlain v. City of White Plains A Bench Ruling is scheduled for next Monday, September 19, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.At The United States District Courthouse, 300 Quarropas Street, White Plains, New York 10601Courtroom 621.PACK THE COURTROOM!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Precious video put together by Ainsley! Thank you so much, Ainsley! Clips with a range of WESPAC members talking about why WESPAC continues to be worthy of support as a treasured community institution. If you have not sent in your annual dues or contribution, now is a good time! Take a look, it is short video: ... See MoreSee Less
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[email protected] @CarlHeastie: It's time to pass the New York Public Banking Act!

Check out this powerful new video to learn how local public banks will advance racial, economic, and environmental justice across New York:

"Advanced recycling" is one of the plastics industry's favorite false solutions to the #plasticpollutioncrisis that will speed #climatechange, harm communities (especially #environmentaljustice communities), and pollute our environment while failing to reduce plastic pollution.

The bill (Senate Bill S7891 and Assembly Bill A9495) purports to support so-called "advanced recycling" which is a greenwashing term for the burning of plastic that's being pushed by the plastics and petrochem industry nationwide to enable them to keep making more & more plastic.

We're 1 of 84 organizations urging @SenJohnMannion
and @AliciaHyndman NOT to reintroduce their bill promoting plastic burning as it would undermine NYS's climate efforts, threaten #environmentaljustice & pollute NYer's air, water, soil and bodies. @CarlHeastie @CPeoplesStokes

At Mahsa Amini's funeral in her hometown of Saqqez, Kurdistan province, women take their headscarves off in protest against Iran's forced hijab law amid "death to the dictator" chants.

Mahsa, 22, died in custody after being arrested by morality police.

Join us online or in-person in Tunis, Tunisia, for Teaching Palestine 2022: Pedagogical Praxis & the Indivisibility of Justice An International Symposium on September 19, 2022. Register here: https://forms.gle/785q3JKd9m4u5e5Z9

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