A pair of Roosevelt Island women celebrated tomorrow

A pair of Roosevelt Island women celebrated tomorrow

Mary Coleman and Wendy Hersh, Roosevelt Island women tirelessly dedicated to the community, during the COVID crisis, will be celebrated on Thursday by Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine. It’s a Women’s History Month event: Women Who Led During COVID.

by David Stone

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

Roosevelt Island Women Who Led During COVID

Wendy Hersh (L) and Mary Coleman (R) at Nisi’s reopening in 2017.

Those of us watching community developments as COVID lowered its shadow over Roosevelt Island in 2020 couldn’t miss seeing Hersh and Coleman at work. First, they organized home food deliveries for residents imperiled by hunger as COVID closed vital resources like senior centers.

When restrictions eased a little, they pulled together a food bank that still serves families every Friday. If any pair ever deserved honors for their devotion to others during a crisis, it’s this pair. And now, Borough President Levine is making sure that Mary Coleman and Wendy Hersh get the spotlight they deserve.

And you’re invited to join in…

This is the message from Levine’s office:

In honor of Women’s Herstory Month, I am inviting you to attend our first annual Women’s Herstory Event. This year BP Levine has chosen to honor women who have done extraordinary work during the Covid-19 pandemic to support their community. Women who lead in many ways but more importantly continue to fight for access, opportunity, and stability. The women being honored are Victoria Lee, Welcome to Chinatown- Quenia Abreu, New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce- Wendy Hersh and Mary Coleman, Roosevelt Island Disabled Association- Odetty Tineo, New York State Nurses Association.

After the awards BP Levine will engage in a discussion with reps from 21 to 21 and Eleanor’s Legacy to discuss the importance of representation in fighting for equity.

What: BP Mark Levine’s Herstory Event

When: Thursday, March 31st

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm  (Doors Open at 5:30pm and program starts at 6pm Sharp)

Where: 47-49 East 65th Street in the Eleanor Roosevelt House and Streamed via YouTube

PLEASE RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-herstory-event-2022-tickets-294017754017

IF you plan to come in person or virtually, please RSVP for full details

We have such an amazing program planned and I hope you can join us virtually or in-person 😊

If you’re not there, keep these Roosevelt Island women in your hearts and prayers.

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