News 12 has been playing a story about Diana Coleman for Black History Month which is shown below. I was cooking dinner one night and hear Diana’s voice on t.v. I went to see the story and I just cried because I miss her friendship but also we have lost such a fearless warrior who fought for her community for decades and made a real difference in all of our lives.
News 12 did an excellent job highlighting some of the amazing things she had done in her life. You saw her when she was suing Nassau County for unfair assessments to the minority communities. You saw her leadership in working in her community to deal with crime and violence. And you saw her making strong arguments on various issues where she worked to convince people why they should support issues like fair redistricting and campaign finance reform.
At our annual luncheon on April 11th we are giving the first Diana Coleman Community Leadership Award. NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will be talking about Diana who was a close friend of his and giving this award to North Hempstead Supervisor. Please join us for this event as we honor Diana and reflect on our work for social, economic and racial justice. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about how you can join us on April 11th in honoring Diana.