Gibson Hosts Women’s HerStory Month Celebration

The girls in the McKinley Clover Steppers put on a show!
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To close out Women’s History Month on a high note, Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson hosted her time honored Women’s HerStory Month Celebration on Wednesday, March 27 at Mullaly Recreation Center.

Councilwoman Gibson (l) honored keynote speaker Judge Manzanet-Daniels with an award of her own.
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This year’s honorees were Adriene Holder, The Legal Aid Society attorney-in-charge of the Civil Practice; Dianne Morales, Phipps Neighborhoods CEO; Maria Almonte-Weston, Bronx Community Solutions project director; Elsia Vasquez, PALANTE Harlem founder and Jennifer Jones-Austin, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies CEO.

The National Anthem was sung by Bronx native Diane Arroya.
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Judge Sallie Manzanet-Daniels, associate justice of the New York Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department, served as the gala’s keynote speaker.

Elsia Vasquez (l) graciously accepted her proclamation from Gibson.
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Maria Almonte-Weston (l) happily accepted her proclamation from the councilwoman.
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Adriene Holder (l) was honored with a proclamation from Gibson.
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Diane Morales received a proclamation from Gibson.
Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

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