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Council Member Leroy Comrie celebrated Women’s History Month with the event Unsung Heroines in Women’s History on Saturday, March 17.

Women throughout Queens were recognized for their great contributions to the city through their writing, ministry, and community service, which has had an extraordinary impact on people’s lives.

Council Member Comrie gave proclamations to all the honorees and said, “These women are great examples of how a small group of people can make a big difference. Whether it is through the law, creating a non-profit, or working in government, these women are true role models to others.”

The event took place at York College Faculty Dining Room with more that 100 people in attendance.

Those who were honored were: Jane S. Harris, founder of the Community Bridge Home; Rev. Dr. Ernestine Sanders, executive vice president and CEO of Clergy United for Community Empowerment; Susan Agin, executive director of the Queensborough Performing Arts Center; Honorary Janice Taylor, justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York for Queens County; Tayna Whittmore, community affairs site developer at Healthfirst; Linda Silva Thompson, chairperson and professor of the School of Business at Monroe College; Lois Menyweather, director of Intergovernmental Relations for State Senator Shirley Huntley; Dr. Lindamichelle Barron, publisher and president of Harlin Jacque Publications; Katie Ballentine, owner of Roseland Florist; Bishop Dr. Ebony Kirkland Founder, president and CEO of Ebony Marketing Research Inc. and Janice Clark, community organizer for St. Albans Congregational Church.

Updated 9:32 am, March 22, 2012
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