Resolution J1464-2013

Honoring Laurie Angela Cumbo upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.



  • Apr 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 24, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Laurie Angela Cumbo upon the occasion of
her designation for special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New  York  State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions  and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Laurie Angela Cumbo upon the occasion of  her  designation  for  special
recognition by Young Movement, Inc. on Saturday, March 30, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Young  Movement  is  a  501c(3) member-supported action tank
providing research, advocacy, and partnerships on socio-economic  issues
such  as financial literacy and employment alternatives for young adults
and professionals in New York; incorporated in  October  of  2011,  this
organization not only represents its members through research, advocacy,
and  forming  partnerships,  but  ensures the positive results are long-
standing while the unfavorable ones are non-recurrent for the next young
generation; and
  WHEREAS, The Executive Director and Founder of the Museum of Contempo-
rary African Diasporan Arts, Laurie Cumbo hopes to  utilize  her  educa-
tional and professional experiences to bring about an increased presence
of  the  arts  in  her native borough of Brooklyn, New York; she set her
goal in motion in 2000 by opening the Museum Planning  Headquarters  for
the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in a building owned by
the  Bridge  Street  AWME; in less than five years, the organization was
covered by numerous national and regional news organizations; and
  WHEREAS, In 2006, the Museum of Contemporary  African  Diasporan  Arts
reopened  its  doors  in  a  newly renovated facility within the BAM LDC
Cultural District in the James E. Davis 80 Arts  Building  in  the  Fort
Greene community of Brooklyn; and
  WHEREAS,  Currently  the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
offers several arts related programs within  the  Borough  of  Brooklyn,
including  the  KidFlix  Outdoor  Film Festival of Bed Stuy, the FAMflix
Film Fest of Brownsville and the National Black  Fine  Art  Show  Educa-
tional  Series,  as  welt  as  an  Exhibition and Curatorial program and
interactive tours for school groups and families; and
  WHEREAS, Laurie Cumbo received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Histo-
ry from Spelman College and a Master  of  Arts  degree  in  Visual  Arts
Administration  from New York University; she has studied at the Utrecht
School of the Arts in the Netherlands and the Fuji Studios in  Florence,
Italy, and worked at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the Brooklyn Museum
of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Grey Art Gallery; and
  WHEREAS,  From  2001-2011, Laurie Cumbo served as a graduate professor
in the School of Art and Design at  Pratt  Institute  in  the  Arts  and
Cultural  Management  Program; she is a member of ARTTABLE, the American
Association of Museums, the Cultural Equity Group, the National Alliance
of African and American Art Support Groups Conference  and  the  Spelman
College Alumni Association; and
  WHEREAS,  A true asset to society, Laurie Angela Cumbo's distinguished
record merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative
Body; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Laurie  Angela  Cumbo  upon  the  occasion of her designation for
special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Laurie Angela Cumbo.


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