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Museum of the City of New York Honors Champions & Change Makers of the COVID-19 Crisis

Globe Newswire
June 11, 2020

As part of its mission to share and collect New York’s stories, the Museum of the City of New York is honoring “Champions & Change Makers” who are making a difference during the COVID-19 crisis. After receiving nominations for individuals around the city, select honorees will be presented with Gotham Icon Awards at a virtual ceremony on June 17, 2020. Additional change makers will be featured online and may be featured on site at the Museum once it reopens.

“New Yorkers across all five boroughs and of every stripe are going above and beyond during this challenging time. Our resilience and our commitment to each other and our communities are critical to ensuring that our city weathers this crisis together and emerges even stronger,” said Whitney Donhauser, Ronay Menschel Director and President of the Museum of the City of New York. “We are dedicated to honoring the heroes of this moment, as well as the stories of people who have made a difference throughout our city’s history.

Official MCNY Invite

Please join us on Wednesday, June 17th as we pay tribute to countless acts of heroism – great and small – across the five boroughs while shining a light on the way New Yorkers have historically persevered no matter the circumstances.  A celebration of the change makers around our city working towards a more safe, just, and equitable world, the evening will share New York’s stories of hope and great bravery – past and present.

This evening will begin with a live welcome from the Museum’s Director, followed by special guest appearances and end with a group clap out for New York’s front-line workers at 7 pm.

Click Here to Watch
The above link will go live on Wednesday, June 17 at 6 pm.

Our Honorees:

  • Dr. Félix Matos Rodríguez
    Chancellor of the City University of New York
  • Dr. Michelle Ng Gong,
    Chief of the Divisions of Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Montefiore Health System
  • Dr. Elizabeth Awerbuch, 
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Attending Physician at Elmhurst Hospital Center
  • Leah Scondotto, 
    Director of Brooklyn Family Court Programs at Safe Horizon
  • Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, 
    Creators and Hosts of “Stars in the House,” a daily livestream program benefitting The Actors Fund and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Sharene Wood,
    President and CEO of 5001 FLAVORS and Harlem Haberdashery, PPE and gown creators for Harlem Hospital and community members

Featured Speaker:
Wes Moore, CEO, Robin Hood Foundation

Guest Presenters:
Wayne Brady ● Lea DeLaria ● Stephen Kunken ●
Sam Perkins ●  Matt Ramsey ● Marcus Samelsson

Read the original article here.

View the original event invite here.