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
Join Yorktown for Justice and Amawalk Friends Meeting House for a special book reading and signing event with author Evan Pritchard. “Past Lives Matter: Acknowledging the Indigenous Caretakers of the Land Currently Called Yorktown…” Join us for a reading by author of NATIVE NEW YORKERS The Legacy of the Algonquin People of New York, byContinue reading “Book Reading and Signing with Evan Pritchard”
Calling all families! Join us Saturday June 19 at 10:30 at John C Hart Memorial Library in Shrub Oak to celebrate Juneteenth. We will be hanging our community quilt project in its new home at the library. Come check it out! This project was a community wide art project in honor of Black History Month.Continue reading “Juneteenth at the Hart Library”
Join us for this historic event – Yorktown’s first ever Pride March! We march to celebrate and to call attention to the ways that the LGBTQ+ community is still not done fighting for equality and liberation. Join us Saturday June 12 beginning at noon sharp so come early! Park in the old K-Mart lot andContinue reading “PRIDE”