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File #: Res 0153-2004    Version: * Name: Dominican Heritage Month, February
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
On agenda: 2/26/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution observing and celebrating February as Dominican Heritage Month and recognizing the contributions of Dominican-Americans and the people of Dominican descent to the City of New York.
Sponsors: Miguel Martinez, Diana Reyna, Tracy L. Boyland, Yvette D. Clarke, Lewis A. Fidler, Melinda R. Katz, Hiram Monserrate, Michael C. Nelson, Alan J. Gerson
Council Member Sponsors: 9

Res. No. 153

Resolution observing and celebrating February as Dominican Heritage Month and recognizing the contributions of Dominican-Americans and the people of Dominican descent to the City of New York.

 

 

By Council Members Martinez, Reyna, Boyland, Clarke, Fidler, Katz, Monserrate, Nelson and Gerson

                     

Whereas, February is Dominican Heritage Month, a time that is marked by the recognition of the social achievements, cultural gifts and economic contributions of Dominican-Americans and the people of Dominican descent; and

Whereas, New York City is home to over 400,000 Dominican-Americans and people of Dominican descent, who account for more than half of all Dominicans residing in the United States of America; and

Whereas, Within New York City, a city that is commonly referred to as a city of immigrants, Dominicans represent over ten percent of New York City residents that are foreign born; and

Whereas, The Dominican community has made innumerable and historically important contributions to the social, cultural and economic development of our communities, our City and our nation; and

Whereas, The celebration of Dominican Heritage Month is an occasion worthy of recognition and involvement by all New Yorkers; and

Whereas, It is with great respect and enthusiasm that the Council of the City of New York honors the diversity, character and strength of the Dominican culture and people; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York observes and celebrates February as Dominican Heritage Month and recognizes the contributions of Dominican-Americans and the people of Dominican descent to the City of New York.

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RA 2/23/04