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Uptown Chats: Beauty Inside Out
A Panel Discussion on Toxic Ingredients in Beauty Products
Wednesday, November 13th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Riverside Church
                 490 Riverside Drive


Join us for a candid conversation on racial bias in beauty standards, how it results in toxic products being marketed to women of color, and what we can do about it. As part of our Uptown Chats series, we’ll feature a panel discussion including WE ACT’s Director of Environmental Heath Lubna Ahmed, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health’s Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Dr. Jasmine McDonald, Follain’s Store Educator Kiana Michaan, WE ACT’s Director of Federal Legislative Affairs Kerene Tayloe, and Freelance Beauty & Lifestyle Writer Blake Newby as the moderator. RSVP Here
November Membership Meeting

Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, November 16th
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Church of the Crucifixion
                 (Convent Avenue & West 149th Street)


Come to our special year-end Membership Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 16th to get a preview of our 2020 policy agenda, give us your feedback, and learn how you can get involved in our advocacy efforts. This is our final meeting of the year, so you don't want to miss it! RSVP Here
Heat, Health, & Equity

Heat, Health, & Equity in West Harlem
Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: WE ACT's New York Headquarters
                 (1854 Amsterdam Avenue, at 152nd Street)


We are looking for volunteers to participate in the West Harlem community visioning session for our Heat, Health, & Equity project, in which we are using community engagement to develop policy recommendations to mitigate the Urban Heat Island effect in Northern Manhattan. This will be the first in a series of community visioning sessions, which will include Washington Heights/Inwood on Dec. 3rd, Central Harlem on Dec. 5th, and East Harlem on Dec. 7th. Apply Here
PFAS Webinar

Watch Our PFAS Webinar
And Learn What You Need To Know About These Harmful Chemicals Found In Our Everyday Lives


We recorded our recent webinar on the health impacts of PFAS exposure in low-income communities and communities of color. You can watch it here, and learn more about PFAS here.

PFAS are a group of widely used chemicals that are linked to a variety of health concerns. Because of their prevalence, and use and manufacture, they are of particular concern to our communities. This webinar explains what these chemicals are, how we’re exposed to them, and how those living in frontline communities are being affected. It also offers suggestions on how to minimize your risk. Watch the Webinar
Climate Justice Summit

Climate Justice Summit
Wednesday, November 6th
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: YM&YWHA of Inwood (54 Nagle Avenue)


Come to the Climate Action Summit hosted by New York State Senator Robert Jackson tomorrow to help develop community-based strategies to mitigate climate change. Sonal Jessel will be presenting the plan we developed with Inwood residents to address the impacts of extreme heat in the community. RSVP Here

Fun Fact: Sonal will also be presenting at Chroma's Climate Crisis Incubator, a collaborative dialogue among women of color about the climate crisis, after our Membership Meeting on Nov. 16th. Learn More
Vote Today
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If you are registered to vote, make sure you do so (if you haven't already). Learn what you need to know - including if you are registered to vote - by visiting weact.org/vote. And New Yorkers, don't forget to vote on the five ballot proposals involving our City's Charter. Learn More
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