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Don’t Miss Out on the Benefit for Change Tomorrow in NYC

November 6, 2019

Purchase your tickets for this Thursday’s Benefit for Change! You can take a stand against the administration’s cut of refugee admissions for 2020 by 80%, and the snuffing out of our nation’s compassionate legacy of welcoming the stranger.  The tragically and historically low refugee cap of 18,000 is a violation of our humanitarian obligations and will cause irreparable damage to …

Belonging Beyond Borders: Photo Exhibition Shows the Reality at the Southern Border

October 30, 2019

Sean Hawkey is a documentary photographer whose work has been published in The New York Times and shown in the United Nations. He spends his time traveling around the world to capture sights unseen and share stories untold. Recently he traveled to document what’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border and the essential work border shelters that partner with CWS are …

Award-winning singer-songwriter Sara Ontaneda to perform at CWS Benefit for Change.

October 25, 2019

This year’s Benefit for Change will feature a musical performance by Ecuadorian-American singer-songwriter Sara Ontaneda. Sara has performed in festivals and venues internationally, and has won awards both in the U.S. and Ecuador. Her music is described as Alternative Pop, blending Folk, R&B, and Latin American sounds. As well as being a talented musician, Sara cares deeply about social justice. …

Meet Rep. Adriano Espaillat, our Benefit for Change keynote speaker

October 22, 2019

CWS is honored to welcome Congressman Adriano Espaillat of New York’s 13th Congressional District to the Benefit for Change as our Keynote Speaker. In 1996 Espaillat was the first Dominican-American elected to a state legislature, and since then his service has been marked by an unwavering commitment to integrity, justice, and equal representation for all. Espaillat is a strong supporter …

Champions for Change on the U.S.-Mexico Border

October 16, 2019

Sustainable change is led by local communities and passionate individuals – that’s why CWS places so much emphasis on supporting grassroots advocates. It’s also why we’re incredibly excited to welcome Magda Bolland, Executive Director of La Posada Providencia Respite Shelter, and Michael Smith, Executive Director of The Holding Institute Community Center, at this year’s Benefit for Change in New York …