Markowitz joined several organizations and community members who were recognized for their cultural contribution in Brooklyn and the Latino community’s impact on the borough.
“Latinos are continuing to make Brooklyn a better place to work, live and raise a family,” Markowitz said.
Markowitz also emphasized the demographic’s critical role in voting during the upcoming election. “Latinos are an important force to be reckoned with,” Markowitz said, “especially concerning the upcoming elections.”
Executive Director Grisel Amador of the United Senior Center was honored for her commitment to the organization. Over 50 Latino members of the United Senior Center attended the event in support of Amador.
“I was so surprised when I got the call from Markowitz a few weeks ago,” she said. “It’s really an honor to be recognized.”
The organization provides computer services and group activities for seniors in the area, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
“She is just fantastic and we want to show our support by being out here tonight,” said ten-year center member Josephina Martinez, 73. “It’s great that we (Latinos) have a voice.”
Others community members and organizations honored included Radames Millan of the Brooklyn Three Kings Parade and the owners of the Brooklyn Cupcake at 335 Union Ave.