Good afternoon friends and colleagues,
If you can get to Wyandanch at Noon next Tuesday, Dec. 10th, "Long Island Jobs with Justice" will be hosting it’s annual Human Rights Luncheon. As many of you know, I serve on the AMOS Committee of LIJwJ, which coordinates their advocacy and organizing.
Our honorees this year are:
Lisa Votino, Community Organizer
Michele Caldera-Kopf, Senior Staff Attorney, Safe Passage
Our keynote address will be delivered by Valerie Wattenberg, attorney and consultant on international human rights and youth (juvenile) justice, who will speak about the social costs of criminalization based on her work and experiences in post-Soviet Russia and the US. Valerie is also an active member of All Saints, Park Slope, one of our parishes in Brooklyn.
The link to register and purchase a ticket is:
Each year in December, Long Island Jobs with Justice commemorates the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by honoring a champion of human rights right here on Long Island.
To learn more about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36CUlaqmFi4.
This year we will honor the remarkable work of those who fight for and stand with refugees, in honor of Mary Dewar, Board Member of Long Island Jobs with Justice, but also a visionary who has acted as a public health nurse and advocate for over 5 decades.