12 | 13 | 2010

Council Member Inez E. Dickens Honored at Coalition Star Brunch

On July 29th, 2009, the NYC Coalition For A Smoke Free City hosted a Star Brunch to celebrate the last five years of hard work and success. Dedicated community leaders were recognized at the event including Council Member Inez E. Dickens who was honored for spearheading a smoke free hospital campus bill in New York City. Also honored at the event were retailers who signed policies over the last year committing to reduce, remove, and/or rearrange tobacco advertisements in their stores. Click on the links to view a complete listing of these retailers: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx; Staten Island.

Guest speakers at the event included Sarah Perl, Assistant Commissioner of the NYC DOHMH Bureau of Tobacco Control, and Marie, the Bronx resident featured in recent NYC anti-smoking PSAs. Community Star Awards were also presented to recognize the exceptional dedication of Coalition volunteers who went above and beyond the call of duty:

Sudsy Monchik, Staten Island Store Owner - Retailer Leadership Award

Vana Rambaran, New Dorp High School - Student Leadership Award

Samuel Schwartz, Ed.D., Asst. Professor, Bronx Community College - Smoke-Free Campus Leadership Award

Christie Ewen, Mother and Community Leader - Smoke-Free Housing Leadership Award

Jinny Park, Director, Public Health and Research Center, Korean Community Services - Dedicated Service Award

Peter Serrano, Director, South Bronx Concerned Citizens - Dedicated Service Award

Jorge Luna, Graduate Student, Columbia University - Dedicated Service Award

Sarah Perl, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Tobacco Control - NYC Tobacco Control Leader of the Future Award 

Photos from the event:  

Marie - Bronx resident featured in NYC anti-smoking PSAs

Photovoice exhibit