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Commending Mujahid Farid upon the occasion of his selection as a 2013 Soros Justice Fellow

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Mujahid Farid upon the occasion of his
selection as a 2013 Soros Justice Fellow, to be celebrated on June 20,
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, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Mujahid Farid upon the occasion of his selection as a 2013 Soros Justice
Fellow; a reception celebrating his achievement will be held on Thurs-
day, June 20, 2013, at the offices of the Correctional Association of
New York, in Harlem, New York; and
WHEREAS, Sponsored by the Open Society Foundations, the Soros Justice
Fellowship provides stipends to established and emerging leaders working
to change the criminal justice system and end mass incarceration; Muja-
hid Farid was one of 14 men and women chosen to receive this prestigious
honor; and
WHEREAS, The fellowship, which is being hosted by the Correctional
Association of New York, will support Mujahid Farid's work related to
the growing number of aging people in prison; he has managed the Correc-
tional Association's Court Pens Monitoring Project since 2012; and
WHEREAS, Mujahid Farid was incarcerated in a New York State penal
institution for more than three decades; unbowed, this remarkable indi-
vidual co-founded the Prisoners AIDS Counseling & Education program and
helped design prison-based sociology and theology courses that allowed
others to earn college-credit in prison; and
WHEREAS, Mujahid Farid also earned four college degrees and other
certifications while in prison, including his paralegal certificate, a
New York State Department of Labor Certificate in Human Development
Counseling, and a New York City Department of Health Certificate in
HIV/AIDS Counseling; and
WHEREAS, The Soros Justice Fellowship will allow Mujahid Farid to
build on his already impressive legacy of advocacy on behalf of people
in prisons; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Mujahid Farid upon the occasion of his selection as a 2013 Soros
Justice Fellow; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mujahid Farid.

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

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