Honoring Laurie Angela Cumbo upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Laurie Angela Cumbo upon the occasion of
her designation for special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Laurie Angela Cumbo upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition by Young Movement, Inc. on Saturday, March 30, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Young Movement is a 501c(3) member-supported action tank
providing research, advocacy, and partnerships on socio-economic issues
such as financial literacy and employment alternatives for young adults
and professionals in New York; incorporated in October of 2011, this
organization not only represents its members through research, advocacy,
and forming partnerships, but ensures the positive results are long-
standing while the unfavorable ones are non-recurrent for the next young
generation; and
WHEREAS, The Executive Director and Founder of the Museum of Contempo-
rary African Diasporan Arts, Laurie Cumbo hopes to utilize her educa-
tional and professional experiences to bring about an increased presence
of the arts in her native borough of Brooklyn, New York; she set her
goal in motion in 2000 by opening the Museum Planning Headquarters for
the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in a building owned by
the Bridge Street AWME; in less than five years, the organization was
covered by numerous national and regional news organizations; and
WHEREAS, In 2006, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
reopened its doors in a newly renovated facility within the BAM LDC
Cultural District in the James E. Davis 80 Arts Building in the Fort
Greene community of Brooklyn; and
WHEREAS, Currently the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
offers several arts related programs within the Borough of Brooklyn,
including the KidFlix Outdoor Film Festival of Bed Stuy, the FAMflix
Film Fest of Brownsville and the National Black Fine Art Show Educa-
tional Series, as welt as an Exhibition and Curatorial program and
interactive tours for school groups and families; and
WHEREAS, Laurie Cumbo received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Histo-
ry from Spelman College and a Master of Arts degree in Visual Arts
Administration from New York University; she has studied at the Utrecht
School of the Arts in the Netherlands and the Fuji Studios in Florence,
Italy, and worked at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the Brooklyn Museum
of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Grey Art Gallery; and
WHEREAS, From 2001-2011, Laurie Cumbo served as a graduate professor
in the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute in the Arts and
Cultural Management Program; she is a member of ARTTABLE, the American
Association of Museums, the Cultural Equity Group, the National Alliance
of African and American Art Support Groups Conference and the Spelman
College Alumni Association; and
WHEREAS, A true asset to society, Laurie Angela Cumbo's distinguished
record merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative
Body; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Laurie Angela Cumbo upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Laurie Angela Cumbo.


  • 24 / Apr / 2013
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
  • 30 / Apr / 2013

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