NYSUT celebrated Black History Month with a program
honoring African ancestry: the past, present and future.
The event, co-sponsored by the Capital District Coalition of Black
Trade Unionists and the state Public Employees Federation,
featured local youth and honored several area activists. Speakers
included NYSUT President Andy Pallotta, PEF Vice President
Sharon DeSilva and CBTU President Shana Davis. Albany-area
physician Dr. Charles Adomfeh elaborated on the event’s
theme: Year of Return.
Kewsi Burgess, an English teacher and member of the Albany
Public School Teachers Association, received the Rising Star
Award; Schenectady Federation of Teachers member Oriana
Miles received the Unsung Heroine Award; and Albany High School
student Zelalam Kebade received a $500 scholarship.
You can check out photos from the event on Flickr and Twitter.