The event was attended by prominent leaders from the Jewish, Caribbean and Muslim communities, Honorees at this year’s event were the Honorable Farah N. Louis, Council Member of the 45th District, Mr. Evan Bernstein, New York/New Jersey Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, Mr. Mohammad Razvi, Founder and Executive Director of the Council of Peoples Organization (COPO).
Brooklyn On Sunday, December 15, 2019, over 300 people joined the Bridge Multicultural Project at its Annual Unity in Action Event. This event is held annually and is dedicated towards the Unification and diversity, across multiple communities as aligned with the mission of the Bridge and its vision to promote peace and love, as we as all of us working to coexist and unite in our diverse communities.
Joining the honored guests were our elected officials Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke, Kings County’s District Attorney, Eric Gonzalez, Councilmember Chaim Deutsch, Council Member Kalman Yeager, Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene, Council Member
Farah N Louis, Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, Public Advocate, Jumaane D. Williams, and District Leader, Josue Pierre.
The first honoree was Honorable Farah N. Louis who received The Unity in Action Leadership Award. As Council Member Farah Louis Approached the podium, the room was filled with thunderous applause. As the unstoppable crowd continued to applaud her, the room was filled with emotions as many recalled and reflected on her triumphant victory, during the recent elections in the 45th District, as the Unified45 candidate. The award was presented by Councilman Kalman Yeger and prominent attorney Benjamin Pinczewski Esq.
The Regional Director of the ADL, Mr. Evan Bernstein received The Bridge Unity Achievement Award, for fighting hate crime in New York and New Jersey City. His commitment to this daunting task has no boundaries. He has done an excellent job in reducing the level of hatred across our communities in both New York and New Jersey. The award was presented by Brooklyn D.A Eric Gonzalez and Public Advocare Jumaane Williams
District Attorney, Eric Gonzales in his remarks gave high praise to Mr. Bernstein and the ADL for their continuous and hard work in reducing hates as well as the educational programs in serving over increased education presently in New York City public school.
Mark introduced Mohammad Razvi the Founder of COPO who received The Bridge Community Achievement Award as a strong voice in empowering Brooklyn’s Muslim Community and as being a strong voice and leader in the promotion of unity across ethnic and religious groups. The award was presented by Rabbi Bob Kaplan of the Jewish Community Relations Council and Councilman Mathieu Eugene
Mark Meyer Appel the Founder of THE BRIDGE in a passionate and emotional speech expressed his appreciation to all the honorees for making Brooklyn a place where all people regardless of their religion or race live together in harmony. The Bridge looks forward to the new year 2020 as we continue our mission of fostering and expanding our educational and multicultural programs.