1. CURE, with the help of an anonymous donor, brought the EPIC Theatre Ensemble to
Mamaroneck High School's Jump Start Program on August 23, 2018.
The ensemble presented a short play and engaged the MHS students in a workshop afterwards.
2. CURE screened 13th, by Ava DuVernay in October 2018 at The Larchmont Avenue Church. Our guest speaker was Baz Dreisinger, founder of John Jay College's prison to college pipeline and author of Incarceration Nations. We highly recommend this documentary easily found on Netflix if you are looking to understand how the criminal justice system continues to oppress people of color.
3. The Voracious Reader Book Shop in Larchmont, owned by Francine Lucidon, hosted CURE's reading of Not My Idea. This children's book by Anastasia Higginbotham looks at whiteness and racism through a child's eyes. Robin Alpern, from the Center For The Study of White American Culture, facilitated the event.
4. CURE JAM in RYE at the home of Anne Mottola
5. CURE was invited to partner with the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Human Rights Committee for their
33rd Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration.
Mrs. Shannon Turner-Porter, a 49 year veteran teacher of Mamaroneck HS and the founder of the
Multi-Cultural Club, was honored for her life’s work in the spirit of Dr. King.
Mr. Beiwen and Dr. Kumanyika brought a conversation around racial attitudes and how they differ in America’s North and South. The event was well attended by 300 community members!
6. 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.
7. From Panel 3 of our five part series, Inequity In Our Community, here is a telling chart that breaks down the history of inequity in our government's inability or unwillingness to protect the jobs and livelihoods of Domestic Workers. Only recently some reform is being made. This shines a light on America's caste system and the value that we do or don't place on certain jobs and certain people.
From Panel 4 on Immigration of our five part series, Inequity In Our Community, here is a provocative and eye opening chart that shows us "the line" that immigrants have to wait on to become citizens of the US. It's nearly impossible without representation and it usually takes up to 20 years. Our great grandparents and those before did not have such hurdles to jump through. This is why the common line, "Why can't they just get on line like my ancestors did".....points to the ignorance in most of our understanding around what it takes to truly gain citizenship in America.