Monday’s celebration honored #Misty Copeland, Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theater; #Miri Ben-Ari, Grammy Award Winning Violinist; #Wai Yee Chan, Director of Chinese-American Planning Council, Brooklyn Branch; Digna Layne, Community Development and Outreach Coordinator, Good Shepherd Services; Dr. #Elisa English, Social Worker and Therapist; #Jamilah Lemieux, Digital Editor of Ebony Magazine; Devorah Benjamin, Founder of Keren Simchas Chosson V’Kallah; Tracy Hobson, Executive Director, The Center for Anti-Violence Education; #Arelia Martinez, District Leader, 51st Assembly District; #Sondra Youdelman, Executive Director, Community Voices Heard; #Hettie Barnhill, Broadway Entertainer, Mentor & Choreographer; and Dr. #Eda Harris-Hastick, Professor, Medgar Evers College.
The event is named for the late Shirley Chisholm, the first black congresswoman and first major-party black candidate for U.S. president. Chisholm, who was born and raised in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, broke barriers as a community advocate and legislator and continues to serve as a role model for our children.
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