YFJ at Yorktown Fall Festival and Street Fair!

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!”

Sign On To A DEI Support Letter

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”

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

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”

Back to School Supply Drive

Educational equity means equal access.   Please help give the children of YCSD and LCSD equal access by donating to our Back to School Supply Drive!  You don’t need to venture to the store, just drop a few bucks in our Venmo https://venmo.com/u/yorktown_for_justice-JJ and we’ll take care of the rest.  All proceeds raised will goContinue reading “Back to School Supply Drive”

Book Reading and Signing with Evan Pritchard

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”

Juneteenth at the Hart Library

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”

National Alliance on Mental Illness Fundraiser and Walkathon

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is hosting a NAMIwalks event on May 22 to raise money and awareness for the very important cause of mental health and help. This year, walking is not required. If you wish to walk, meet us at the track May 22 at noon to do a few laps. Otherwise,Continue reading “National Alliance on Mental Illness Fundraiser and Walkathon”

T-Shirt Fundraiser for Yorktown’s first ever Pride March!

Hold the date! We are planning to have a Pride March on June 12th. Get your YFJ Pride t-shirt today! All profits will go towards securing necessary permits and insurances for future YFJ events. https://www.customink.com/fundraising/yorktown-pride-shirts?fbclid=IwAR0FdnZZ7A_XBkEz_1GHyxzQ5QBEqAtRtqb0dqzjjvyPsBkDpSsawPXGQQk