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Westchester Social Forum 2021 Series! - Shared screen with speaker view
Nat'e'lege Wilson, NAACP Youth Advisor
28:36
Thanks for being here, I'm excited too!
Nada Khader
30:22
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR FINAL PROGRAM OF THESOCIAL FORUM SERIES ON MARCH 31STMOVING BEYOND POLITICS AND POSITIONS – HOWTO ENGAGE IN PRODUCTIVE DIALOGUE WHEN THEREIS CONTROVERSY AND POLARIZATIONName an issue and there are multiple opinions and strong emotions– immigration, facing and moving forward to correct the impact of400+ years of systemic racism on our country, the climateemergency, healthcare, housing, criminal justice, the economy,abortion, and the Middle East are some examples.This interactive workshop will engage participants to practicelistening and coalition building skills with people who have diversepoints of view. Come prepared to connect and practice usingissues that are close to your heart.(Be prepared to practice skills that can be applied to activism andconversations with family members, neighbors and friends.)
Juan
34:43
Good evening, I my name is Juan Melendez I teach tai chi and wushu yoga program. I am affiliated with the Town of Wallkill youth police coalition you can visit us on our website this a free nonforprofit program for the youth all are welcome to join the program. My email jaysaguafit@aol.com
Kathy DiBiasi, Westchester Youth Alliance
01:27:06
Must be nice
Zaida Polanco
01:27:16
^^^
Shane's iPhone
01:27:18
Absolutely
Nat'e'lege Wilson, NAACP Youth Advisor
01:27:21
yeah seriously
Rev. Kym McNair she/her on Munsee Lenape Wappinger Land
01:27:40
It's expensive to be poor.
Kathy DiBiasi, Westchester Youth Alliance
01:27:55
Easy breezy
Nat'e'lege Wilson, NAACP Youth Advisor
01:28:30
Amen Rev Kym
Kathy DiBiasi, Westchester Youth Alliance
01:29:41
1,000!!
Rev. Kym McNair she/her on Munsee Lenape Wappinger Land
01:30:32
Don't sleep on Shop Rite.
Julie Morgillo Community B1
01:30:39
!!!!!!
Nat'e'lege Wilson, NAACP Youth Advisor
01:30:45
Community C is having a rally on Friday
Sarah Weissman (she/her)
01:30:56
All are welcome!
Rev. Kym McNair she/her on Munsee Lenape Wappinger Land
01:31:00
The Mayor was rude and we're organizing to find somebody to run against them.
Kathy DiBiasi, Westchester Youth Alliance
01:31:01
Yes! Who is coming to the rally? Getting rid of the mayor
Shane's iPhone
01:31:08
We’l be there
Rev. Kym McNair she/her on Munsee Lenape Wappinger Land
01:31:12
The Mayor called us POOR as a pejorative.
Amy Perlow
01:31:17
The mayor was SO nice to us.
Shane's iPhone
01:31:32
Can I run for mayor after (Jesse)
Nat'e'lege Wilson, NAACP Youth Advisor
01:32:31
Shane for Mayor!
Shane's iPhone
01:33:38
It’s Jess - Shane’s kid who is running for Mayor :)
Caitlin Chang (she/her)
01:33:44
Thank you so much! Have to put my daughter to bed. Loved participating. Hate to leave!
Rev. Kym McNair she/her on Munsee Lenape Wappinger Land
01:34:49
Not a surprise at all. The C community reminded me of where my office is in Yonkers (Broadway & Radford).
Rev. Kym McNair she/her on Munsee Lenape Wappinger Land
01:36:10
Bingo.
Nat'e'lege Wilson, NAACP Youth Advisor
01:36:23
SMH
Nat'e'lege Wilson, NAACP Youth Advisor
01:36:28
Thanks for this info!
Amy Perlow
01:41:07
And “affordable” is based on westchester median income!
Rev. Kym McNair she/her on Munsee Lenape Wappinger Land
01:41:10
This highlights that we've all been arranged into these neighborhoods long before any of us landed here.
Rev. Kym McNair she/her on Munsee Lenape Wappinger Land
01:41:39
And that's also true for those of us who grew up here.
Vivian she/her My Sisters' Place
01:44:51
It doesn’t seem like a shock.
Nat'e'lege Wilson, NAACP Youth Advisor
01:46:04
repeat that?
Rachel Haber
01:46:32
The question is: To what degree have these experiences ran true in your life?
Nat'e'lege Wilson, NAACP Youth Advisor
01:46:43
thank you!
Rachel Haber
01:46:51
not a problem :)
August Vitarbo
01:47:02
Definitely agree, my best friend moved to a somewhat nicer school and I can absolutely see the difference
Sarah Weissman (she/her)
01:50:55
I’m from New Rochelle and we’re also very divided—the north side is a much higher income area than the South side
Nat'e'lege Wilson, NAACP Youth Advisor
01:51:45
This was fabulous. I'm grateful for all the youth and adults on this call
Jo El Jimenez
01:51:48
GREAT JOB GUYS!!
Jill Sternberg
01:51:56
our communities are separated and divide when threatened with integration rather than coming together to work for the betterment of all
Susan Van Dolsen
01:52:13
Terrific program. Thank you to the wonderful students for organizing this forum!
Diane Torstrup
01:52:16
Great forum. Thanks
Jill Sternberg
01:52:24
Wonderful workshop
Nat'e'lege Wilson, NAACP Youth Advisor
01:52:31
Have your youth join both groups: Peekskillnaacp@gmail or westchesteryouthalliance@gmail.com
Rev. Kym McNair she/her on Munsee Lenape Wappinger Land
01:52:35
KNOW YOUR HISTORY.
Rev. Kym McNair she/her on Munsee Lenape Wappinger Land
01:52:50
So many people don't know the history of their towns or this county.
Rev. Kym McNair she/her on Munsee Lenape Wappinger Land
01:53:07
Know the history. Know the set up. Work together to undo what has been done to us.
Sarah Weissman (she/her)
01:53:21
^ we don’t learn in it schools, which is awful
Kathy DiBiasi, Westchester Youth Alliance
01:53:33
That has to change Sarah
Rev. Kym McNair she/her on Munsee Lenape Wappinger Land
01:53:36
EXACTLY^^^^
Jill Sternberg
01:53:46
Shared Services such as police, sanitation and other administrative tasks to reduce costs and use savings to improve schools everywhere
Vivian she/her My Sisters' Place
01:53:54
Thank you youth leaders and supportive adults!
Amy Perlow
01:54:41
It’s their job!
Rev. Kym McNair she/her on Munsee Lenape Wappinger Land
01:54:43
Hold your educational system accountable too.
Sarah Weissman (she/her)
01:54:52
And your representatives WILL listen! Their staff tally constituent concerns
Nat'e'lege Wilson, NAACP Youth Advisor
01:54:53
NEVER TOOO YOUNG!!!
Shelli Katz
01:55:13
Thank you so much to all the young people involved in preparing this! Very informative and an interesting way to learn!
Kathy DiBiasi, Westchester Youth Alliance
01:55:27
And school board elections are very important
Elisabeth Santiago
01:55:41
Thank you all for leading this - it was great!
Amy Perlow
01:55:44
How can we support your orgs/branches?
Nada Khader
01:55:45
Thank you, all of you! You inspire us and give us hope for the future.
Rev. Kym McNair she/her on Munsee Lenape Wappinger Land
01:56:48
Invite the local officials to LISTEN. :0)
Nat'e'lege Wilson, NAACP Youth Advisor
01:56:53
Support groups by visiting our websites: peekskillnaacp.org and westchesteryouthalliance.org
Nat'e'lege Wilson, NAACP Youth Advisor
01:56:55
Have your youth join both groups: Peekskillnaacp@gmail or westchesteryouthalliance@gmail.com
Rachel Haber
01:57:13
Thank you Nat!
Nat'e'lege Wilson, NAACP Youth Advisor
01:57:28
No problem.
Rev. Kym McNair she/her on Munsee Lenape Wappinger Land
01:57:36
That disparity is intentional.