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,
Building the Movement for Social & Ecological Justice
Join community organizations in Westchester for a social forum on Sunday, March 29th, 2020 at Eastview Middle School (350 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601) in White Plains to exchange ideas and information, foster solidarity, and celebrate our work to create a more just and equal society. We live in a time of struggle as we witness growing threats to the well-being of our planet and communities, as profit is placed over people and land, and corporations, not citizens, control our democracy.
Yet, we, the people, have the collective power to organize a movement for change. The Westchester Social Forum will provide the space to learn from one another, strengthen our organizing skills, and connect as a community.
The day will include an opening plenary with Evan Pritchard, Willie Baptist, and the Truthworker Theatre Company, workshops on organizing for social and ecological justice, and a culminating cultural celebration! We hope you can join us!
Construyendo el Movimiento por la Justicia Social y Ecológica
Únase a organizaciones comunitarias en Westchester durante un foro social en March 24th para intercambiar ideas e información, fomentar solidaridad y celebrar nuestra labor para crear una sociedad más justa e igualitaria. Estamos viviendo tiempos de lucha, mientras presenciamos crecientes amenazas al bienestar de nuestro planeta y nuestras comunidades, que anteponen la ganancia de dinero por sobre el pueblo y la tierra, y donde las corporaciones, no los ciudadanos, son los que controlan nuestra democracia.
Sin embargo, nosotros, el pueblo, tenemos el poder colectivo de organizar un movimiento por el cambio. El Foro Social de Westchester proveerá el espacio para aprender de unos y otros, fortalecer nuestras habilidades organizativas y conectarnos como una comunidad.
El día incluirá talleres sobre organización social y justicia ecológica y culminará con una celebración cultural. ¡Esperamos que puedan unirse a nosotros!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Please plan to arrive on campus by 11:50am on Sunday, March 29th, 2020 located at 350 Main Street in White Plains, New York 10601. We will have volunteers guiding you where to park and where to enter the building. We will be serving light refreshments throughout the day.
On behalf of the planning committee, we are all very much looking forward to welcoming you there.
Eastview Middle School located at 350 Main Street in White Plains, NY 10601
Limited free parking available on campus on a first come first serve basis.
The event is wheelchair accessible. Spanish translation services will be available upon requests made in advance of the forum.