Senator Serrano and his father, Congressman José E. Serrano, honor civic and community leaders in celebration of Black History Month. From left to right: the Congressman; Sister Alicia Florence Allick-Goudie; Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter; David Gibson; Anthony Jordan; and the Senator.
Senator Serrano is joined by Maria Bonet, Outreach Counselor for the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, at the workshop on Thursday evening.In conjunction with the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, Senator Serrano hosted a Lupus awareness workshop in his district office.
"This is a disease that disproportionately affects women of color, a population already burdened with unequal access to quality and affordable healthcare," said the Senator.
Senator Serrano spoke with 9th and 10th Grade students from the Manhattan Center for Science and Math on Thursday afternoon."This year, we were able to change the way New York State funds education. We have finally brought the focus back to school districts that need the money most – and that includes East Harlem," said the Senator.
"The will to succeed is nothing without a strong educational infrastructure. It is knowledge that builds awareness, community and economic opportunity."
Senator Jose M. Serrano, Council Member G. Oliver Koppel, Manhattan College president brother Thomas scanlan f.s.c., Assemblyman Jefferey Dinowitz, and Bronx District attorney Robert T. Johnson in the Smith auditorium of Manhattan college in Riverdale.