Advocates for Justice honors 11 community activists

A new public interest law firm representing 9/11 victims commemorated 11 community leaders on Friday, Nov. 4 at Albert Shanker Hall, at 52 Broadway.

The fall awards reception marked the firm’s first fundraising event, whose guests included NYC Comptroller John Liu, NYS Assemblymembers William Colton and Joan Millman and Councilmember Robert Jackson.

Awards for courageous advocacy on behalf of local communities were granted to John Feal, founder and president of the FealGood Foundation; Community Board 1 Chairperson Julie Menin; Occupy Wall Street members; union presidents Anthony Wells and Santos Crespo, Jr., and local community residents, among others. Recognition was also given to the Lin Sing Association and WE ACT for Environmental Justice.

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