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Posted on: February 26, 2021

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

The Art of Salman Toor Program

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Saturday, February 27th at 1PM, the CRE and the Chappaqua Library will co-sponsor a Zoom presentation and discussion on exploring racial issues in art in the Black and minority communities.  Among the works featured will be the work of Salman Too...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

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Week #3 in our CRE + Chappaqua Library Black History Month read-aloud series features Eric Cintron reading I Am Enough, written by Grace Byers and illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo.Eric is a Grafflin Elementary and Bell Middle School dad and we're thrilled h...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

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Dear Ayaana,

No disrespect intended, but enough already with Black History Month! Every day it’s something else. Why can’t...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Black History Month

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This first week of February marked the beginning of Black History Month - a month of reflection, reverence, and celebration!!

Originally established by educator and historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (AS...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

CRE Advice Column

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Dear Ayaana, I am a good person. I have a “Black Lives Matter” sign on my lawn. I was shocked by the murder of George Flo...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

CALLING LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

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The CRE is looking for two (2) interns to work in marketing and communications support. The interns will be working closely with the board of directors and CRE leadership and gain invaluable experience in the world of social justice programming, messaging...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Martin Luther King, Jr. "Keep Dreaming New Castle" Art Contest

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THANK YOU to all of the talented artists who created these beautiful images for our "Keep Dreaming New Castle" art contest!Check out these amazing entries!

Winners will be announced on Friday, January 22 on our Facebook page New Castle C...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Meet Phillip Marcus, Jr.

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It’s not easy to start a new job in the middle of a global pandemic. And the CRE chatted with Phillip Marcus Jr, the new Director of Equity, Inclusion and Wellness for the Chappaqua Central School District the morning after violent insurgents stormed the ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

"Keep Dreaming New Castle"

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Join the
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(CRE) in celebrating MLK Day! Submit your original artwork themed around MLK's "dream" and what that could look like in New Castle.
  • Simply post your child's artwork by Wed, Jan 20th...
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Posted on: January 14, 2021

New Castle Inauguration Ceremony 2021

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

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Dear Ayaana,

How do I deal with a racist family member? 

Signed,

Fuming Silently

Dear Fuming,

Happy New Year, readers! Even though most o...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Supervisor's Year In Review

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

CRE and the Police Reform and Reinvention

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“I was stopped, harassed, pulled over, followed by the police six times in my first year in this town,” says Hermian Charles, who heads the Community Partnerships team for the CRE. “I never reported it back then. Can you imag...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

CRE at New Castle Human Rights Day 2020

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Zabeen Mirzra, co-chair of the CRE, speaks at New Castle’s 2020 Human Rights Day program, noting that human rights violations aren’t only an issue in far away countries, but also a problem in our own backyard.

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

CRE Guided Resource List

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Our CRE Community Education team, led by Candace Chestnut, has been exchanging books, podcasts, learning organizations, and notable lists with each other as we've discovered them along our collective and individual anti-racist journeys. The team has compi...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

A Thanksgiving Message from the CRE

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2020 has been an unprecedented year of upheaval, uncertainty, and fear. As we gather around our tables this Thanksgiving, across the country, and our community, empty chairs will represent loved ones lost in a raging pandemic and absent family members for...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Understanding Micro-aggressions

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“You are so articulate!” “Where are you really from?” “Your mom has an accent.” “You’re not really Black.” “You’re Asian, can you help me with th...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

October 29, 2020 CRE Newsletter

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The New Castle Council on Race and Equity has had a busy month. 

We’re proud to announce that we’ve completed Phase One of our plan. Each of our eight working groups made a presentation to the Town Board to offer proposals and recommendations to a...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

September 25, 2020 CRE Newsletter

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Welcome to the New Castle Council on Race and Equity (CRE) newsletter. Since this is our first issue, we want to tell you a little bit about ourselves by answering a few questions. Thanks for taking the time to learn about the newest town committee!

Why do...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Leaf Blower Environmental Protection Law

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On Sept. 22nd, during Climate Week 2020, the New Castle Town Board unanimously approved a local law to ban the use of gas-powered leaf blowers during the summer months.Executive Summary - Leaf Blower Environmental Protection LawJune 1 –September...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Approved Legislation

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The Town of New Castle has become the first local government in the state to pass a local ordinance to mandate face masks to stop the spread of COVID19. Last night the Town Board unanimously approved the local law to require face masks following ...

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