Sunday, September 6, 2009

Wanda Salaman Receives "Uptown Girl" Award

Majora Carter's work in the South Bronx has long provided an example of the kind of fierce leadership which Bronx women manifest in the community and larger world.

On Wednesday, September 16, Mothers on the Move was thrilled to celebrate the life and work of one of our own. Executive Director Wanda Salaman was recognized at the Majora Carter Group's inaugural Uptown Girl Power event for her tireless work as a community organizer for social justice, and for the leadership she inspires in women of all ages.

Wanda was in good company, joining fellow Bronx natives and critically acclaimed actresses Kerry Washington and Joy Bryant as “Uptown Girl” honorees.

The event raised funds for a large-scale environmentally-themed mural at a major intersection in Hunts Point. The mural will be coordinated by the Groundswell Community Mural Project, and will engage people from the Bronx of all ages - especially women.

See event coverage from NY1 HERE.

¡Felicidades Wanda!