Honoring Willow Harris upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Marsha P. Johnson Award by the Pride Center of the C...

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Senate Resolution No. 2232


HONORING Willow Harris upon the occasion of her
designation as recipient of the Marsha P. Johnson
Award by the Pride Center of the Capital Region

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize the
profound impact of those exemplary individuals within the great State of
New York who proactively work for the enfranchisement of minority
communities, and the importance of such work for the benefit of all
citizens of this State, and indeed, all citizens of the Nation; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Willow Harris upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the
Marsha P. Johnson Award by the Pride Center of the Capital Region to be
celebrated at its Annual Gala on Friday, November 8, 2019, at Franklin
Plaza, Troy, New York; and

WHEREAS, This auspicious event benefits the Pride Center of the
Capital Region and celebrates the important contributions of individuals
who work hard to empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and
queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community; Willow Harris is one such
individual; and

WHEREAS, With a steadfast and unwavering commitment to her
community, Willow Harris became active with the Pride Center of the
Capital Region in the early 1990s as a volunteer at the Center Coffee
House and attending the Bi Brunches; and

WHEREAS, Willow Harris began attending the Center's Trans Pride
group in 2017, and one year later became its facilitator; and

WHEREAS, Today, under the able leadership of Willow Harris, the
Pride Center's Trans Pride group has grown to become one of the
organization's most well attended groups; and

WHEREAS, The success of the Pride Center of the Capital Region is in
direct correlation to the efforts of volunteers like Willow Harris,
whose involvement is, and always has been, characterized by an
impressive commitment, an unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising
standard of excellence in all endeavors on behalf of the organization
and the community it serves; and

WHEREAS, Our society is greatly benefited by the purposeful efforts
of individuals who unite for the cause of improving the quality of life
for others, and who proactively work toward the goal of dignity for all;

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that those 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
honor Willow Harris upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of
the Marsha P. Johnson Award by the Pride Center of the Capital Region;
and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Willow Harris.


  • 08 / Nov / 2019
  • 14 / Jan / 2020
  • 14 / Jan / 2020

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