After consultations with the Westchester County authorities, the Westchester Social Forum planning committee is postponing the March 29th social forum.
In addition, all meetings, forums and events that were scheduled for the WESPAC office are being postponed or turned into online meetings through early April. We will re-assess then. We are not yet sure about the WESPAC Dinner scheduled for April 30th and will re-assess in early April.
The more we can abide by social distancing and isolation, the less severe will be the peak of this virus. I encourage all other organizations and institutions to follow suit. Work/stay at home if you can and keep six feet from others for the next several weeks.
We need to figure out ways that service sector workers, hourly wage earners can take care of their families without needing to be forced to go to work. Community health and wellness first. Social distancing is hard. We can check on each other via phone calls, messaging etc.
I will keep you posted as plans develop, and as we are able to re-schedule.
I hope we all work together to minimize the harm of this virus and protect the most vulnerable.
Hoping you stay safe and healthy,
We are all very much looking forward to welcoming you at the 2020 Westchester Social Justice Forum!
The 2020 Westchester Social Justice Forum will take place on Sunday, March 29th, at Eastview Middle School, located at 350 Main Street in White Plains, New York 10601. A big thank you to our sponsors including the Elias Foundation, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Communication Workers of America, Make the Road NY, Progressive Women of Pelham, Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health at Mount Sinai and the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond!
Please plan to arrive by noon.
There will be volunteers showing you where to park and where to go. All the organizations tabling will be on the ground level hallways near the main entrance where where registration will take place.
The opening plenary will start promptly at 1pm in the auditorium right next to all the tabling and workshop spaces. We will hear from Evan Pritchard, Willie Baptist and the Truthworker Theatre Company
The 2020 workshops will be posted early in 2020. VIEW WORKSHOPS
The planning committee is providing complimentary refreshments. Please bring a reusuable water container to fill from the water fountains in the building. We are trying to minimize waste.
Everyone is strongly encouraged to register ahead of March 29th to avoid lines: https://www.westchestersocialforum.org/register No one will be able to attend either the Opening Plenary or any workshop without a wrist band proving registration (this includes all panelists, volunteers, media, tablers, etc). No one will be turned away.
I will be contacting all those who have signed up to table separately.
Update Regarding Workshops:
The Facebook event is here
Since it is a long afternoon, we will be offering complimentary refreshments.
Please do not hesitate to be in touch if you have any additional questions/concerns.
We very much look forward to welcoming everyone for the big day on March 29th,
We are all very much looking forward to welcoming you there for an afternoon of solidarity and community building,