The 2015 Social Justice Awards

“The Use of Power to Advocate on Behalf of the Powerless is the Greatest Virtue of Any Leader”

 

                                                            -- Congressman Major R. Owens (1936 – 2013)

Friday, April 17, 2015

 

TWU Local 100 Headquarters

195 Montague Street, 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201

 

The Central Brooklyn

Martin Luther King Commission

presented the first

 

MLK/Lindsay Award

 

to the Mayor of the City of New York

 

HONOREES WERE: 

 

 

 

Mayor Bill De Blasio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                          Leo Casey

                            Executive Director, The Albert Shanker Institute

Educator, Clara Barton High School, Brooklyn                              

 

Lorrelle Henry

Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission, Past President;

Retired Assistant Director of Libraries -- NYC Department of Education 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                            Evy Papillon-Juste

Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission, Past President;

     Retired Nursing Administrator Kingsborough Psychiatric Clinic

 

 

 Host Committee: 

 

  Eric Adams, President, Borough of Brooklyn

 

  Rodneyse Bichotte, Member, NY State Assembly

 

  Jim Brennan, Member, NY State Assembly

 

  Yvette Clarke, Member, US Congress

 

  Robert Cornegy, Jr., Member, City Council of New York

 

  Laurie Cumbo, Member, City Council of New York

 

  Katie Davis, President, Community Council of Medgar Evers College, Inc.

 

  David Mark Greaves, Co-Editor, Our Time Press

 

  Jesse Hamilton, Member, NY State Senate

 

  Elizabeth Holtzman, Herrick, Feinstein LLP,

                                  Former Member of Congress

 

  Letitia James, Public Advocate, City of New York

 

  Jay Kriegel, Senior Advisor, The Related Companies

                     (Former Chief of Staff to Mayor John Lindsay)

 

  Velmanette Montgomery, Member, NY State Senate

 

  Walter Mosley, Member, NY State Assembly

 

  Kevin Parker, Member, NY State Senate

 

  N. Nick Perry, Member, NY State Assembly

 

  Margaret Lindsay Picotte, Daughter of Mayor John V. Lindsay

 

  Annette Robinson, Member, NY State Assembly

 

  John Samuelsen, President, TWU Local 100

 

  Al Vann, Member, City Council of New York (retired)

 

  Latrice Walker, Member, NY State Assembly

 

  Jumaane Williams, Member, City Council of New York

 

  Dr. Lester Young, Jr., Member, NYS Board of Regents

 

 

 EVENT SPONSORS: 

 

  Transport Workers Union, Local 100

  United Federation of Teachers

  American Federation of Teachers

  Albert Shanker Institute

  Local 46,

     Metal Lathers & Reinforcing Ironworkers

  Council of School Supervisors & Administrators