The Rotary Club of Yonkers-East Yonkers organized a screening of the Civil Rights documentary "Brick-by-Brick" on Thursday, 7 April at 7 PM at the Will Library Auditorium on Central Avenue in Yonkers. Brick-by-Brick is a one-hour documentary - the primary story-tellers are Yonkers families from different backgrounds, who relate their personal encounters with housing and educational discrimination, and others who experience very different opportunities.

Club President J. Loren Russell, giving a background to the documentary, said, "The work that was done in Yonkers to desegregate the school system was led by one of the most dynamic men I've ever had the opportunity to serve with - Winston Ross. His legacy is profiled in the documentary "Brick by Brick." The Yonkers-East Yonkers Rotary arranged screening of the documentary with the proceeds to fund the youth organization of the NAACP - ACT-SO."


Producer/Director Bill Kavanagh was present and made opening remarks about the making of the documentary.  The screening is in memory of and a tribute to Winston Ross, Past President and long-standing member of our Club.  Winston was former Director of the Westchester Community Opportunity Program (West-COP), former President of the Yonkers branch of the NAACP, former President of NAACP's "ACT-SO" (Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics).

In conjunction with the screening, there was also a bake sale, featuring home-baked cakes, brownies and cookies.  The proceeds from this will benefit Yonkers Food pantries.