New York Office Celebrates African-American History Month
On February 25, staff from the New York Regional Office participated in the 4th Annual Interagency celebration of African-American History Month at 26 Federal Plaza. The event featured several songs from the New York City Housing Authority Youth Chorus, as well as a keynote speech by Public Advocate Letitia James, the first African-American woman elected to a citywide position in New York's history. A standing-room only crowd turned out to hear the program, and HUD's Deputy Regional Administrator Mirza Orriols introduced "Tish" James as a dedicated public servant who rolled up her sleeves and pitched in following Hurricane Sandy to help a Rockaway community begin its road to recovery. To learn more about HUD's commitment to diversity in the workplace, visit http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/eeo.
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