Sunday, March 24th, 2019
Westchester Social Justice Forum
Building community resilience.
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SUNY Purchase, Music Building.
Brigid Flanagan Drive
Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
National Call-in Day: #WhereRtheRefugees
Tell Congress: Protect Refugees, Asylum Seekers, & Families Seeking Protection
All day event
Click here to receive a phone call that connects you to your 2 Senators and 1 Representative.
Engage state & local policymakers to pass Refugees Welcome Resolutions. Welcome resolutions are official, public statements that a community supports refugees and immigrants - regardless of where they come from or what faith they practice. Together we can create a quilt of welcome resolutions that lift up local support and push back against the administration's attacks that are dismantling the refugee resettlement program. To contact your state and local officials, visit: contactingcongress.org/local and usa.gov/elected-officials. To tweet your state and local officials, click to find the twitter handles for your governor and state legislators.
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Flowers Behind the Mountain
A staged reading of the powerful, prize-winning play followed by a Q&A panel discussion.
An intimate portrayal of immigrant and refugee journeys.
Donations graciously accepted. All proceeds will benefit the work of Abbott House (providing care and schooling for refugee children) and Cristosal (advocating human rights in Central America). A presentation by Christ Episcopal Church & San Marcos, Temple Beth Abraham, and Abbott House. For more information, call Christ Episcopal Church & San Marcos: 914-631-2074.
Temple Beth Abraham
25 Leroy Avenue
Tuesday, April 2 and Sunday, April 7, 2019
Auditions for play: IN HER OWN WORDS by playwright Beth Blatt
The play aims to support refugees through artistic expression.
7-9 pm on Tuesday and 2-4 pm on Sunday
Friday, April 26th, 2019
“NO HATE. NO FEAR. Immigrant Justice is Racial Justice.”
A YWCA-organized panel discussion on Immigration justice at Pace University in Pleasantville
Each year, the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester participates in Stand Against Racism. This is a signature campaign of the YWCA USA, to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness that racism can no longer be tolerated. This year the campaign will take place from April 25-28th and the theme is “NO HATE. NO FEAR. Immigrant Justice is Racial Justice.”
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Hearing the Voices of Muslim Women
A panel discussion sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace.
1:30 pm - 4:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
320 Sawkill Road
$10 suggested donation
Thursday, June 20th, 2019
World Refugee Day
All day event.
On World Refugee Day, we celebrate the courage refugees demonstrate in overcoming adversity and the many gifts they bring to our communities. As refugees and friends of refugees, we know both the challenges newcomers face and the need for improved policies to help refugees rebuild their lives in the United States. We also stand in solidarity with the more than 25 million refugees –a record number—all over the world who are in dire need of assistance.
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE by letting our local, state, and national leaders know that we support protections for refugees and the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Our elected officials are making decisions that will impact the lives of refugees both in the United States and internationally. Here are some actions that you can take:
Please call your Senators and Representative and urge them to reflect the welcome you see in your community by supporting protection and resettlement for refugees – regardless of where they come from or what religion they practice.
Tell Congress to Welcome Refugees: 1-866-940-2439
Please call 3 times to be connected with your two Senators and your Representative.
September 14th-23rd, 2019
National Welcoming Refugee Week
Details to come.
Sunday, September 15th, 2019
Family Fall Festival
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Details to come.