Yorktown For Justice
A local grassroots collaborative.
Yorktown for Justice brings together our residents and neighbors to work collaboratively towards equity and justice in our community through education, advocacy and activism. We are actively working to make structural changes to address social inequities evident in our local area. We aim to partner with community members and various administrations and establishments in Yorktown on issues of inclusivity, diversity, and multicultural appreciation and celebration. We hope to support various facets of the community including town government, the local police department, parks and recreation and local event planning, and the Board of Education. We strive to work towards a material change in the quality of life for everyone living in Yorktown.
How You Can Help
Are you an artist, or do you want to work with artists to bring cultural events to town like music, film screenings and festivals?
Do you believe that critical thinking, equity, and civic engagement are paramount in school reform and community-based education?
Want to work alongside other Yorktowners to shape local policy and government? Interested in serving on new town boards?
Email us to get connected and join our groups. We’d love to have you!
What People Say
I am hopeful for our community, YFJ is the voice we need to help move our community forward. Less talk more action!Jamika Buchanan
The newly organized YFJ embodies the energy and sense of community that has already enriched Yorktown. As long time town residents who, in 2019 ran for Town Board to help forge change, we are both pleased and proud to know that this grassroots organization, born right here in our town, is poised to lead us into the future.Sheralyn Pulver-Goodman & Patricia Sullivan-Rothberg
Come visit our booth on October 10, 2021 from 11-5 at the Yorktown Fall Festival and Street Fair! Our GoFundMe was fully funded for the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers! Thank you so much to everyone who contributed. We are honored to bring the oldest indigenous dance troupe in NY to Yorktown. They will be kickingContinue reading “YFJ at Yorktown Fall Festival and Street Fair!”
We, the undersigned, fully support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts in our Northern Westchester schools. Many DEI measures are implementations of the New York State Education Department’s Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education framework coming down from state leadership in Albany, and for good reason. The introduction to this framework states: “The CR-S framework helps educators createContinue reading “Sign On To A DEI Support Letter”
Our local school boards have seen contentious debate this summer over proposed DEI measures. We’ve heard that the opposition conflates DEI with Critical Race Theory, which the mainstream right wing news media has spent months and millions vilifying, despite clarification from YCSD and LCSD superintendents that CRT is a post collegiate area of study andContinue reading “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion”