Senator Gustavo Rivera Hosts Black History Month Celebration

Bengal Tiger Step Team were honored by Senator Rivera (back, 3rd from l).
Photo by Edward Watkins

Senator Gustavo Rivera hosted his seventh annual Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, February 21 at the William Hodson Community Center. During the event, guests enjoyed an outstanding musical performance by the Renaissance Youth Center; a variety of free health screenings courtesy of the ‘Roadmap to Health Trailer’ in partnership with PhRMA and in honoring local leaders who are paving the way for the 33rd Senate District’s future leaders.

Ginette Diaz (l) graciously accepted her proclamation from Senator Rivera.
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Patricia Wilkins was honored by Rivera during the celebration.
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(front, l-r) C.S. 55 students Houlematou Karaga, Fatima Jamigeh and Laura Morel were awarded certificates of appreciation from Senator Rivera.
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Senator Rivera thanked everyone for supporting this year’s honorees.
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Renaissance Youth Band sang their hearts out at the celebration.
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Cornel Nolton (r) proudly accepted his certificate of appreciation from the senator.
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