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J01296 Text:

Senate Resolution No. 1296
        HONORING  Carol  June-Washington upon the occasion
        of her designation as recipient  of  the  Jim  Perry
        Progressive  Leadership  Award  by  Capital District
        Citizen Action on September 14, 2021
  WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize  and  acknowledge  those  within  our  midst  who  have   made
significant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
  WHEREAS,  From  time  to  time  this  Legislative Body takes note of
certain extraordinary individuals  it  wishes  to  recognize  for  their
valued contributions to the success and progress of society and publicly
acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic humanity among
us all; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body  is  justly  proud  to honor Carol
June-Washington upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the
Jim Perry Progressive  Leadership  Award  by  Capital  District  Citizen
Action  to  be celebrated at its 29th Annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday,
September 14, 2021, at The Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, Albany,
New York; and
  WHEREAS, The Jim  Perry  Progressive  Leadership  Award  honors  the
legacy  of  Jim  Perry,  a  gay rights leader and founding member of the
Capital District Chapter of Citizen Action of New York;  his  leadership
role  both  in the Capital District and statewide was exemplary, and his
dedication to progressive politics and coalition building paved the  way
for the passage of Albany's Human Rights Ordinance; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  with the memories of Jim Perry's actions and words
that this vital organization recognizes those who  have  demonstrated  a
commitment to community activism and leadership; and
  WHEREAS, Carol June-Washington is being honored with this auspicious
award  for  her  role  as  one  of  the area's most dedicated, inspiring
activists and leaders who has spent countless hours working to make  her
community a stronger, more just place to live; and
  WHEREAS,  Carol  June-Washington  has  been  a tireless activist for
social change and progressive politics  since  her  teenage  years;  she
began  her  foray in electoral politics in high school with the campaign
of Adlai Stevenson and continued through college at Cornell  University;
  WHEREAS,  Moving  to Chicago in the 1960s, Carol June-Washington was
one of the Chicago organizers and attendees for the March on  Washington
in August of 1963, and Production Manager of the Citizen, an independent
Black community newspaper; and
  WHEREAS,  She was the Coordinator of the FDC Food for Selma Project;
subsequently, she became a member of Dr. Martin Luther's King's Southern
Christian Leadership Conference;
  WHEREAS, Active early in the women's movement, Carol June-Washington
was the Founder/Director of the Chicago Women's Liberation  Center,  the
first of its kind in the country; and
  WHEREAS,   Moving   to   New   York   in   the  early  1970s,  Carol
June-Washington worked with Colony South  Brooklyn  Houses  and  as  the
Executive Director of the Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Houses; and
  WHEREAS,  While  in  New  York, she obtained a Master of Social Work
degree at Adelphi University; and
  WHEREAS, Coming to Albany in the  1980s  with  the  New  York  State
Department  of  Labor  as  Statewide Director of the JTPA employment and
training programs, Carol June-Washington served  on  the  Board  of  the
NAACP; and
  WHEREAS,  She  left  the  Department  of  Labor to become the Deputy
Executive Director of the New York State Martin  Luther  King  Institute
and Commission; and
  WHEREAS,  Carol  June-Washington  retired in 1996, later to go on to
become Director of Program Development at Trinity Alliance; and
  WHEREAS, Renewing  an  early  involvement  in  theater  arts,  Carol
June-Washington  served  for five years as the President of the Board of
Steamer Ten Children's Theater; today, she is a  member  of  the  Albany
Community Policing Advisory Committee, and the Albany NAACP; and
  WHEREAS,   Carol  June-Washington  is  the  proud  mother  of  three
children, and the  loving  grandmother  of  six  grandchildren  and  two
great-grandchildren; and
  WHEREAS,  Rare  indeed  is  the  impressive  dedication  shown by an
individual for the benefit of others  which  Carol  June-Washington  has
displayed throughout her life; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this  Legislative  Body  that when
individuals of such noble aims and accomplishments are  brought  to  our
attention,  they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens
of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its  deliberations  to
honor  Carol  June-Washington  upon  the  occasion of her designation as
recipient of the Jim  Perry  Progressive  Leadership  Award  by  Capital
District Citizen Action; and be it further
  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Carol June-Washington.
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