October 15th in Garrison - Ecological Citizen's Project Event: Beyond Bringing Down Monuments: Working to Address Racial Inequalities in Our Communities

Join the Ecological Citizen's Project & your friends & neighbors for a dialogue on race and inequality in our communities on Sunday, October 15, from 2pm-4pm at St. Philip's Parish House in Garrison.

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The recent demonstrations by white supremacist and neo-nazi groups in Charlottesville, VA and across the country brought America's history of racism to the dinner tables of millions of Americans. Visible activist responses have been the removal of confederate statues at institutions and a social media show of solidarity. While admirable, these responses fail to meet the reality of the problem.

We all live in America where the color of your skin predicts your likelihood of being poor, being incarcerated, being unemployed, and if you'll die young or not. And we live in an America that is largely segregated, with people living in homogenous neighborhoods having little opportunity to know each other across race to have a real discussion about what we can do in concrete terms to move forward together.

The Ecological Citizen's Project invites you to a convening on Sunday, October 15, from 2-4pm at the St. Philip's Parish House (1101 Route 9D) in Garrison. We are proud to have the following three guest speakers who are community leaders in Peekskill, our neighboring community where the majority of residents are Black or Hispanic:

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Martin McDonald
President
Peekskill NAACP

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Wilfredo Morel
Founder & Executive Director
ARTs 10566
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Stephany Graham
President
Peekskill Area Pastor's Association


The speakers will discuss how they see racial inequality playing out in their city and what they are currently doing about it. Together we'll discuss how we can get involved at the local level to address this national problem.

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NOTE: As space is limited, RSVP is mandatory for this meeting. Please complete the following form if you plan to attend: RSVP form.

WHEN
October 15, 2017 at 2pm - 4pm
WHERE
St. Philip's Parish House
1101 Route 9D
Garrison, NY 10524
United States
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