By Gloria Dulan-Wilson

From time to time I receive information that I think may be of interest to the local community or the community at large. I will be posting them as Event Alerts. If you can attend and show your support, please do so. We all need to be about backing each other up. It's how communities are built.

TODAY, Friday, January 29, 2010:
WHO:  Governor David  A. Paterson and NYC Mayor Bloomberg

WHAT:  Annoucing the opening of the Haitian Family Resource Center at the Brooklyn Armory. 
WHEN:  Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 11:30 AM
WHERE:  Bedford Armory,  1579 Bedford Avenue
 Haitian Family Resource Center at the Bedford Armory
The Center will be a one-stop resource center for families impated by the earthquake.  it will offer Creole speaking translation services, immigration assistance, and help with completing immigration applications, child guardianship and custody services, legal assistance, help in locating family members, mental health services, coordination of volunteer efforts and daily accurate briefings on the status of the relief effort.
 The Center will be operatied jointly by the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) and NYC Office of Emergency Management.  The Human Services Committee of the Disaster Preparedness Commission will staff the Center along with the Office of Temporary Disability Assistance (OTDA) Bureau of Refugee Affairs.  Jocelynn Mayas from OTDA will be detaile dto the Center and is a Creole speaking liaison to the Haitian Community. 
CONTACT: Tobias Russo, Regional Representative, 633 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10017

WHO:  Assemblywoman Annette M. Robinson and the Robinson Family

WHAT:  Musical Memorial Tribute to her late husband, Musician and Vocalist Bill Robinson
WHEN:  Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 7:00 pm
WHERE:  Jazz 966 - 966 Fulton, Brooklyn, NY (Near Grand Street)
(C Train to Clinton Washington; 26 or 26 bus to Grand St. Stop)
The late Bill Robinson, a national treasure right here in Brooklyn, and the husband of Assemblywoman Annette M. Robinson, made his transition in early December of 2009 after a lengthy and valiant bout with cancer. A musician, vocalist and composer, Bill was well known in the community having performed for more than 14 years at the famed Jazz 966 in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn.
The Bill Robinson Musical Memorial Tribute will establish a legacy of a Scholarship to support Emerging Artists.Performances by: Vic Washington and Friends; The Chords; Jimmy Hill, and “James Brown” Jr; featuring Lavonia Alicia Robinson (Granddaughter of Bill Robinson)
Dancing Allowed; Refreshments Available or BYOBB and a pair of dancing feet. I've heard their music, and it's fabulous!

Stay Blessed &
Gloria Dulan-Wilson

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