The Legal Aid Society Celebrates Black History Month
Among the staff speakers at The Legal Aid Society's Black History celebration February 29, 2008, were (from left) Asha Smith, a staff attorney in the Manhattan Criminal Office; Marie A. Richardson, Diversity Officer and Director of Recruitment; Wanjuri Hawkins, a social worker in the Brooklyn Criminal Office; and Michael E. Moore, a social worker in the Manhattan Criminal Office. Also speaking was Afua Atta-Mensah, a staff attorney in the Civil Law Reform Unit, who is not in the photo.

The Legal Aid Society celebrated Black History Month with a special ceremony on February 29, 2008, honoring the Black employees of The Legal Aid Society past and present, lawyer and non-lawyer, whose accomplishments and contributions have furthered the cause of equal justice. Among them are members of the judiciary and academia, political and community leaders and representatives of many different fields.

Speaking at the event were City Council Members Robert Jackson and Letitia James, State Senator Diane Savino and Charlotte Hitchcock, Deputy Counsel to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. State Senator John Sampson also participated in the event.