our current events.
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Black people and the Latinx community, both of whom have experienced higher rates of illness and death than white Americans. Decades of history of a racist caste system have led to current inequities in housing, healthcare and employment for these communities. Many don't have the luxury of working from home, if they are working at all. Watch the video to learn more about this issue in our own community.From this need, The Coalition for Community was born which encompasses the work of CURE, Community Resource Center, First Methodist Church, Larchmont Avenue Church, Larchmont Friends of the Family, Larchmont Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force, Larchmont Temple, Mamaroneck-Larchmont PTA Council, STEM Alliance of Larchmont-Mamaroneck, St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, St John’s Episcopal Church, St. John’s Lutheran, St Thomas Episcopal Church, Washingtonville Housing Alliance, the Village of Mamaroneck, the Town of Mamaroneck and the Village of Larchmont.
An ACTIVE way to create Equity right here in Mamaroneck & Larchmont!
Please join the newly created Mamaroneck Coalition for Affordable Housing.
This grassroots coalition is working on making housing in our community accessible to all.
Please take a moment to sign up on the WEBSITE to join the coalition and find out about opportunities to get involved.
past events and resources.
Race and immigration status are lines that divide or connect us. With greater understanding and information, those lines blur. LMC Media’s web series “Lines Between Us” used animation to educate, inspire, and create awareness about issues concerning racism and immigration. LMC Media worked with nonprofits that specialize in these issues to help identify voices that can speak out and tell individual stories. The videos are short stories told by an individual willing to speak on topics that have affected their lives.
Five Towns: One Book – March/April 2022
For the second year, CURE, in partnership with the five libraries of Harrison, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, and Rye, funded by The Westchester BOL, and inspired by Catherine Parker, engaged hundreds of Westchester County neighbors through five events around Heather McGhee's book, The Sum Of Us. Ms. McGhee joined us via zoom on March 28th in a hybrid event at the New Rochelle Public library with 5 leaders from our Westchester community, as moderators. Her generosity, brilliance, and grace are just what we needed right now. This year 20 additional county libraries added community programs to their rosters, inspired by Ms. McGhee's book. WATCH HERE!
CR-S What? Making Sense of Schooling – September 2021
CURE assembled an all-star panel of educational researchers, advocates, and practitioners to help us make sense of the challenges and opportunities schools are facing. We learned how districts can work with communities to build a culture of belonging for all students, faculty and parents and how the culturally responsive sustaining framework is the foundation.
Five Towns: One Book – April/May 2021
CURE, in partnership with the five libraries of Harrison, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle and Rye, funded by The Westchester BOL, and inspired by Catherine Parker, engaged almost one thousand members of Westchester County through six events around Isabel Wilkerson's book, CASTE. Ms. Wilkerson joined us via zoom on April 25th and her generous and inspiring presentation, moderated by Rev. Dierdra Gray Clark, kept us all wanting to learn more about the invented social constructs that divide Americans and keep us stuck in a human hierarchy that values some lives over others.
Equity in Education – December 2020
CURE was honored to engage in a conversation with experts in Educational Equity, Congressman Elect Dr. Jamaal Bowman & Dr. Rosa Rivera-McCutchen, Associate Professor of Education Leadership, CUNY Lehman College. WATCH HERE!
Inequity in Our Towns: Four Part Panel Series –
September to November 2020
Contemplating 400 Years of Inequality
with Dr. Angel Acosta – July 2020
Dr.Angel Acosta guides us in an exploration of a graphic timeline documenting the complex history of the US. The timeline focuses on events related to issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and immigration from the time that enslaved Africans first were brought here in 1619 to the present. The experience combines deep learning, breath work, community building, and mindfulness. It is powerful whether you are new to this history, or familiar and want to take a deeper dive. In addition to viewing the timeline, participants journal and engage in small-group and whole-group discussions of their learning and reactions.
Reimagining Criminal Justice – June 2020
INN Founder and Executive Director is Dr. Baz Dreisinger, Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York; author of the critically acclaimed book Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World; founder of John Jay’s groundbreaking Prison-to-College Pipeline program; 2018 Global Fulbright Scholar for her work promoting restorative justice and higher education in prisons internationally. Dr. Baz speaks regularly about justice issues on international media and in myriad settings around the world. www.incarcerationnationsnetwork.com Facebook and Twitter: @bazdreisinger
Center For Racial Justice In Education Workshop:
Talking About Race For Parents – March 2020
CURE and thirty community members spent a morning at the Community Resource Center with incredible trainers from CRJE where we started to understand why and how to talk to children so that they become racially just citizens.
The 33rd Annual MLK Day Event – January 2020
All those who attended The Larchmont/Mamaroneck Human Rights Committee's MLK Commemoration on January 12, 2020 were inspired by the engaging stories of these two transformative lives: Elizabeth Saenger and Marlon Peterson. CURE follows up with ways to further your knowledge of mass incarceration. SEE MORE HERE!
Indivisible Westchester Podcast: UNDOING RACISM
Westchester’s own Rev. Kym McNair explains what “undoing racism”
means and how that journey can change your life. Plus, the women of
CURE and how they are helping their own local community start on
that very journey. Find out more about Undoing Racism workshops
Dr. Shannon O'Grady – November 2019
Domestic Workers' Rights Workshop – November 2019
How to advocate for domestic workers Be an equitable employer!
Screening of Cracking the Codes Documentary –
Stories of Race and Bias in Our Town:
A Three-Part Conversation
Conversation 3 (July 2019)
Everyone is Welcome Here, Right?!; School Segregation Yesterday and Today
Conversation 2 (June 2019)
Conversation 1 (May 2019)
The 32nd Annual MLK Day Event – January 2019
Not My Idea, A Book About Whiteness at The Voracious Reader – November 2019
Facilitated by Robin Alpern from the Center for the Study of White American Culture.
For more resources for children, click here
Screening Of 13th, The Documentary By Ava Duvernay – October 2018
More resources from Dr. Baz Dreisinger, keynote speaker
Intimate Gathering: Screening An Episode of
America To Me – October 2018