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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Woodlands Community Temple, in White Plains, to Host Free Public Screening and Discussion of the film 'From Beacon to the Border'

Oct 24, 2019 12:19PM ● By Marilee Burrell

On November 17, from 3 to 5 p.m., The Immigrant Friends Subcommittee of Woodlands Community Temple, in White Plains, will host a public screening and discussion of From Beacon to the Border, about 30 New York “grannies” and their supporters who traveled from Beacon to the United States-Mexico border to learn about and support individuals and families seeking asylum.

The screening will be followed by a talk with the film’s director, Pleasantville resident Andrea Garbarini, who will describe her experience traveling with the women and observing conditions at the southern border. The event is an opportunity to learn about the work of their group, Grannies Respond, as well as Neighbors Link, a local nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen the community by facilitating the healthy integration of immigrants. Participants will also learn how they can take action to help immigrants in Westchester County.

Admission is free, but reservations are strongly recommended.

 Location: Woodlands Community Temple, 50 Worthington Rd., White Plains, NY.  To reserve a spot, visit For more info, call 914.592.7070 or email [email protected]