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Commending the Sistas Healing Old Wounds upon the occasion of hosting its 1st Annual Freedom, Unshackled Awards Dinner on June 28, 2013

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J2315


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Sistas Healing Old Wounds upon the
occasion of hosting its 1st Annual Freedom, Unshackled Awards Dinner on
June 28, 2013

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, Individuals and organizations devoted to improving the quali-
ty of life for others, enabling them to build lives of dignity and self-
worth are deserving of the highest praise and recognition; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the Sistas Healing Old Wounds upon the occasion of hosting its 1st Annu-
al Freedom, Unshackled Awards Dinner on Friday, June 28, 2013, at the
Creole Restaurant and Music Supper Club in Harlem, New York; and
WHEREAS, Sistas Healing Old Wounds (SHOW), is a statewide organization
based in Albany, New York, who work with women housed in State, City and
County Correctional Facilities, as well as those women who have re-en-
tered society, and are engaged in services provided by community based
organizations; and
WHEREAS, Founded in 2011, SHOW is a not for profit organization whose
primary mission is to assist women who are in correctional settings, and
those integrating back into society, with life-long results; and
WHEREAS, SHOW aims to serve as a clearinghouse for information regard-
ing women, women's health disparities, women in the criminal justice
system, women who are substance abusers, environmental, emotional, and
community issues, as well as information and resources; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, SHOW strives to bridge the gap between policies,
procedures, programs, and the women they serve, to ensure better service
provision to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women; programs on
incarceration, housing, employment options, and budgeting are also
facilitated to encourage, strengthen, and uplift these women so that
they are no longer part of the problem, but part of the solution in
healing broken communities; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those organiza-
tions and individuals who enhance the well-being and vitality of their
community and have shown a long and sustained commitment to excellence
certainly have earned the recognition and applause of all the citizens
of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Sistas Healing Old Wounds upon the occasion of hosting its
1st Annual Freedom, Unshackled Awards Dinner on June 28, 2013; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sistas Healing Old Wounds.

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  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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