The Alliance hosted a Cultural Heritage Community Dinner on Wednesday, December 13 at St. Peter’s Church. Alliance members and friends prepared a variety of dishes and shared their culture through their food. Bowls made by our local Clay Art Center filled with homemade cookies and other treats were raffled with all the proceeds going back to St. Peter’s Church. The Church has always been very generous with letting the community have space for events and meetings so we were pleased to be able to give back.
More than 30 people broke bread together, including County Executive-elect George Latimer, Assemblyman Steve Otis and Assemblywoman Shelly Meyer, from nearby Yonkers. Attendees also included 10 young Port Chester residents ready to take on the fight for a better future in Port Chester.
Allied groups in attendance gave brief reports about their work for social justice in Port Chester.
Alliance members created a symbolic petition for use at a rally outside the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting the following Monday. Port Chester residents at the dinner signed the petition, which urged the BOT to “Make it Clear, Make it Fair, and Put it in Writing” – our slogan demanding that the BOT create a transparent and inclusive process for choosing the new system for electing Trustees.
We had a great time getting to know different groups that work in Port Chester, sharing our cultures through food, and preparing for the fights ahead. The Alliance will be hosting more of these community dinners and hope you will join us next time.