On Thursday, February 25, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer hosted his annual Trailblazers event in honor of African-American History Month at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The event was co-hosted by Congress Member Yvette D. Clarke, State Senator Jesse Hamilton, Assembly Member Walter T. Mosley, and Council Member Laurie Cumbo.
“When we think about Trailblazers, we are honoring the people who set new paths, but we are also looking to those who are building upon that foundation,” said New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. “Tonight, we are recognizing four leaders who are pushing our society towards positive change, for today, and for the future: Coney Island Generation Gap (CIGG), Jamilah Lemieux, Mike Muse, and Faith Williams.”
The evening kicked off with remarks by the Dean of Enrollment Management for Medgar Evers College, Dr. Dereck Skeete, followed by a performance by Adisa Swaby, a 13-year old Brooklyn-based musician and member of the Middle School Jazz Academy of Lincoln Center.
Comptroller Scott M. Stringer honored three individuals, and one organization, for their leadership in moving the City forward with innovation and dedication.
There were four recipients, one of the recipients was Harlem’s Faith Williams (see photo above with arrow), Ms. Williams is Student Body President of Wadleigh High School in Harlem. At 18 years, she is already a role model for her peers. In January, Faith organized her fellow students to participate in a rally led by Comptroller Scott M. Stringer against e-cigarette advertising that targets young kids. Other recipients were Coney Island Generation Gap (CIGG), Jamilah Lemieux and Mike Muse.