Congressman Serrano Celebrates Women’s History Month
The Bronx - Last Friday, Congressman José E. Serrano hosted the Women’s History Month Celebration in the Bronx. This year’s event focused on Women Artists Fighting for Justice and honored the following female artists and activists: Noelle Santos, Founder, The Lit Bar (Bookstore); Ana “Rokafella” Garcia, Renowned bgirl dancer; Holly Block, Executive Director, The Bronx Museum of the Arts; Deirdre Scott, Former Executive Director, The Bronx Council on the Arts; and Vivian Bonnie Wright, Founder of the Afrikan Women’s Repertory.
The event was co-sponsored by NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, Deputy Bronx Borough President Aurelia Greene, Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, Councilwoman Annabelle Palma, Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner, and Assemblywoman Carmen E. Arroyo.
“Women are making a difference in every realm of public life in the Bronx. This year we decided to honor women artists and activists whose work and contributions are having a great impact in our community by promoting the arts and raising awareness about its importance to the Bronx. The five outstanding leaders selected to be honored at this year’s event are doing groundbreaking work that deserves our recognition and appreciation during Women’s History Month and all year round.”