Sunday Morning Platform Event

Using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights framework adopted by the United Nations, presenters Sandra Bernabei and Cora Miles of the Westchester AntiRacist Alliance will interact with participants to examine, define, and identify systemic, structural racism.

Structural racism has become deeply embedded in every single system we use at every age and stage of our lives, from birth to death. In accord with the Declaration, the Westchester AntiRacist Alliance will encourage workshop participants to think about and actively use their individual sphere(s) of influence to Undo Racism.

About the speakers:


Sandra Bernabei (

Sandra Bernabei is a community organizer and a social worker in private practice in Westchester and NYC. She is the current President of the National Association of Social Workers-New York City Chapter.

Bernabei is a founding member of the Antiracist Alliance, an anti-racist organizing collective of New York City area human service practitioners. ARA is building a movement to bring an analysis of structural racism as outlined by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond to social work education and practice. Over 10,000 educators and human services practitioners have participated in the undoing racism/community organizing workshops to date.

Bernabei received the 2012 Social Worker of the Year Award for NASW Westchester Division. In January 2008 she received a recognition award at the 10th anniversary of the Rockland County Drug Court for her work as the founder of a grassroots community effort that established the drug court. In May 2008 she was the recipient of the NASW NYC Social Work Image Award.

Bernabei is also a board member for The Center for the Study of White American Culture, also served on the Board of WESPAC Foundation here in Westchester.

Cora Miles, an educator, has devoted her career to teaching and learning with children,  families, and classroom teachers for over 30 years in the New York City Board of Education. Following retirement as an assistant principal, Miles continued her journey as a teacher trainer in schools in NYC and Yonkers through Bank Street College of Education collaboration, where she facilitated Social and Emotional Learning workshops designed for teachers, students, parents and school administrators given at learning sites in the NYC area.

Participation in the Westchester Undoing Racism Workshops (UR) sponsored by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond brings clarity, continuity and focus to Miles’s ongoing journey of teaching and learning.

Miles received a BBA and an M. Ed. from the City College Of New York. She also received an MS Ed. from Bank Street College of Education.

The workshop will be held at the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester,
7 Saxon Wood Road, White Plains, NY on May 1st at 10:30 am.