Kwayera Archer-Cunningham is the Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, Inc., a non-profit organization, which is dedicated to supporting the creative, educational, and vocational development of youth of African descent in central Brooklyn.
Senator Parker Recognizes May as Asthma Awareness Month
(Albany, NY) Senator Kevin Parker (D- 21) urges increased asthma awareness and education during May as part of Asthma Awareness Month. Asthma affects over 1.1 million New Yorkers, and can be controlled with a variety of common medications..
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 21stSenatorial District.
Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.
I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:
How is your Spring Cleaning going???Help bring smiles to the faces of so many deserving young ladies duringthis year's Prom season. Please consider donating all of those beautifulgowns and cocktail dresses to the 6th Annual FREE Prom Dress Giveawayevent. Donation receipts are provided. For more information please contactSenator Parker's District Office at (718) 629 6401.
(Brooklyn, NY) “I commend Governor Andrew Cuomo for nominating a superior jurist, Sheila Abdus-Salaam, for a position on New York’s highest court. Judge Abdus-Salaam is not only a talented and knowledgeable legal scholar, but she also understands the challenges of everyday New Yorkers.
(Brooklyn) Today, Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) and 19 additional Senate Democrats called upon Governor Cuomo and the Legislature’s leaders to make available an additional $350 million in school aid to be distributed in a way that prioritizes high need schools throughout the state. With schools struggling to provide even the basics, another $350 million is necessary in order to prevent more cuts to the classroom and ensure that all of New York’s students are receiving a “sound basic education.”
Parker Reflects on New York’s Contributions to Empowerment,
Looks Forward to Continuing to Expand Equality and Justice for Women
(Brooklyn, NY) “One hundred years ago this week, 5,000 women marched up Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., demanding the right to vote,” said Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn). “That march was the first civil rights march to use Washington, D.C., and can be traced directly back to the 1848 Women’s Rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York.”