Event: AAPI Brave Space Discussion: The Town of Pelham Public Library presents:  Pelham Perspectives: An Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Discussion With the continuing rise of violence, hate, and bias targeted at the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, the Town of Pelham Library invites all Pelhamites to join a Brave Space session focused on the AAPI perspective on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 8 pm. A Brave Space is a safe and open place for all of us to authentically engage and collectively collaborate on our way forward together. The goal is to create a productive dialogue in which people speak honestly and critically from experience toward mutual learning and actionable insight. Hear from your AAPI neighbors and friends on their personal experiences, cultural insights, and constructive ideas. There will be an opportunity for attendees to share their own experiences and ask questions. Together we can start to chart a course forward on a shared cause of stopping AAPI hate. This Brave Space event will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 8pm.  Register by clicking here to reserve your spot. Participants must agree to not record or photograph the event. For more information, contact Augusta Turner at [email protected] or 914-738-1234.  Our Brave Space panelists: Jeffay Chang, recovering attorney, finance executive, 16-year Pelhamite, avid racquets sports enthusiast Sun Sun Chung, organization effectiveness executive, college-age son and daughter, French baking enthusiast, 16+ year Pelham resident Sing Duffy, hedge fund controller, mom of 2 girls, 7-year Pelham resident Dr. Andy Lee, vascular surgeon, father of 2 high school seniors Michael Ming, Pelham resident since 1997, Pelham Civics president, decent golfer Liam O’Neill, media executive, mom of 2 boys, 11-year Pelham resident Dr. Jessica Spencer, emergency medicine physician, 10-year Pelham resident Moderator: Desmond Yuen, advertising executive, fond of motor racing, tacos, and punk  

Town of Pelham

The Pelham Town Board responds to today’s events at the capitol

Dear Pelham Neighbors and Friends:


We are shocked and outraged at what we have witnessed in our nation’s Capitol today, at the Capitol building where our democratic process of certifying the presidential election was temporarily thwarted.  While we respect the many differences held by the members of our community, not the least of which are political differences, what went on today in Washington D.C. was not politics.  It was violent criminal anarchy that not only caused physical damage to the Capitol building and surrounding areas but endangered the lives of our elected officials, their staff as well as those law enforcement officers who are trying to protect those lives.


As you may know, our Pelham Town Board is made up of both Democrats and Republicans and we are all equally distressed at this clear attempt to subvert our democracy.  As such, we condemn the appalling actions of all those involved in disgracing our Capitol building and our democratic process and ask that all of our fellow Pelhamites do the same. 



The Pelham Town Board

Dan McLaughlin, Supervisor

Rae Syzmanski, Deputy Supervisor

Kristen Bowes Burke

Tim Case

Maura Curtin