Friday, February 28, 2014

BFSA Black History Month Event

As a Union we take others into consideration inside as well as outside of the job with pride.  People, Community involvement and downright helping others being our top priority and we do so  so well it feels absolutely effortless.   This month we focused on gun violence and honored three women who in our hearts will always have a very special place.  These women were mothers who have lost their son’s needlessly and shall forever carry along with them the pain and torment left behind.

Malkia King, President of the Benefit Fund Staff Association in collaboration with the 1199 SEIU, and members of the delegate body organized and pulled off a successful event filled with admiration for our past and hope for the future on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the 1199 SEIU Auditorium on W. 43rd St.  Proclamation awards were given to Trayvon Martin’s mom, Sabrina Fulton, Sean Bell’s mom, Valerie Bell and Jackie Rowe-Adams because their losses were our losses as well, and we hope to prevent other mothers from feeling the same pain and anguish caused by gun violence.

Harry Belafonte

Among the attendees was Councilman Ras Baraka of Newark, NJ.  George Gresham, President of the 1199 SEIU and actor/civil rights activist, Harry Belafonte. We were very happy everything went well and we couldn’t be more proud of being a part of a Union that honestly cares for their own but most of all fairness and justice.  

BFSA VP, Adrian Lindsay, 1199 SEIU President George Gresham & BFSA President Malkia King

Trayvon Martin

Sean Bell