Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Congressman Serrano Hosts 4th Annual African Heritage Celebration in the Bronx

Oct 20, 2017
Press Release

The Bronx – This week, Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY) hosted his 4th Annual African Heritage Celebration in the Bronx with local community groups. The event honored groups and community leaders that work with the African Diaspora in the Bronx. This years’ honorees were: Madina Toure, Abubakar Amadu Ali, Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe, Nabilah Iddrisuru, Waheera Mardah.

Participating organizations included the Claremont Community Center, Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families, the NYC Department of Human Resources Tenant Support Unit, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, African Services Committee, African Communities Together, Planned Parenthood of NYC, Montefiore Medical Center.

“It was a pleasure to once again be able to recognize the contributions of these Bronx community leaders at our 4th Annual Celebration of African Heritage celebration. From educators, to advocates and even entrepreneurs, these individuals and organizations play a crucial role in the African Diaspora community in our borough and beyond. As a quickly growing community in the Bronx, I’m happy to boast that their work helps make the Bronx and our city richer and stronger,” said Congressman Serrano.

Congressman Serrano addresses attendees at the 4th Annual African Heritage Celebration. (10/19/2017)

Congressman Serrano (center) stands with honorees at the 4th Annual African Heritage celebration honorees. (10/19/2017)

Congressman Serrano with Bronx Community College President Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe. (10/19/2017)


Congressman José E. Serrano has represented The Bronx in Congress since 1990.  He is a Senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.