At a well-attended April 27th event, VID Celebrates 60 Years.
We recall words on VID’s history from Ed Gold:
The club’s formation flowed from the disappointment in the 1956 presidential election when Adlai Stevenson, the hero of reform-minded Democrats, was routed once more by the war hero Dwight Eisenhower, while receiving only lukewarm support from the dominant old-line Tamawa Club in the Village, where DeSapio called the shots.
A group of dejected Stevensonians from the Village Stevenson campaign gathered in late 1956 or early 1957 and decided the Village deserved better than Tammany leadership. – Ed Gold. The Villager and The Downtown Express, Feb. 23, 2007.
In addition to the lively talk about National and Local politics, VID celebrates 60 years by highlighting outstanding contributions to the fabric of New York life and ethics.
For Tirelessly Advocation for New York City’s Public School Children – Shino Tanikawa, Public School Parent; Vice President of Community Education Council District 2 and Education Activist.
For Working to Make The Stonewall National Monument Honoring LGBT Civil Rights a Realty – Cortney Worrall, Northeast Senior Regional Director, National Parks Conservancy Association.
For Acting on a Moment’s Notice, Going to JFK Airport to Help Those Affected by the Muslim Ban – Mark Doss, Esq., Supervising Attorney, International Refugee Assistance Project at The Urban Justice Center; Yasmine Farhang, Esq., Immigration Attorney, Make the Road New York; Camille J. Mackler, Esq. Director of Legal Initiatives, New York Immigration Coalition.
For 40 Years of Grassroots Activism and Progressive Leadership, The Very Special Inaugural VID Member’s Award – Tony Hoffmann, Former District Leader and Two-Time VID President.
VID Celebrates 60 Years Highlights