On Tuesday, 33 Extraordinary Women were honored today by Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes as he announced the recipients of his seventh annual Extraordinary Women’s event. They include a woman who works with children and young adults with developmental disabilities while spending many nights and weekends watching over sick children. Another woman directs a support group for sex abuse victims. There is an honoree who runs an organization whose goal is to improve the quality of life in her neighborhood. She also set up a scholarship program and a summer camp program for youth in her community.
“These outstanding women are role models in their communities thanks to their selflessness, dedication and compassion,” said DA Hynes. “They give back to the community, trying to make life better for others. It is an honor for me to recognize these women for their outstanding work, which benefits all the people of Brooklyn.”
In recognition of March Women’s History Month, the honorees were lauded for their career accomplishments and service to communities throughout Brooklyn. A huge calendar was unveiled in the lobby of 350 Jay Street. It will remain in place for the month of March. Each of the 31 days is dedicated to an extraordinary women (with one day dedicated to a mother/daughter team) nominated by Brooklyn residents. The 33rd honoree, Bernice Elizabeth Green, Our Time Press newspaper co-founder and principal, Legacy Ventures, is honored with the 2013 DA’s Choice Award. Her image falls on Thursday, February 28 on the calendar. So we see her award as a dual honor, which includes both March Women’s History and February African-American History Month.
The women will be further acknowledged at a ceremony on March 21 at 6:00 PM at Brooklyn Supreme Court located at 320 Jay Street. For info: http://www.brooklynda.org/