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District 45

Farah N. Louis

Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, Kensington

Bundled up against the cold, Council Member Louis and other elected officials came together at Plaza Auto Mall in East Midwood to distribute Thanksgiving turkeys to local residents, nonprofit organizations, and church groups. The Thanksgiving Turkey Harvest Festival, which Plaza Auto Mall organizes every year, was held in partnership with Council Member Farah Louis, the Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs, and the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network.

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The list – researched by City & State staff and written by journalist Alice Popovici – highlights New York’s most influential female leaders, also including female commissioners, business executives, nonprofit leaders, advocates, academics and others who are in the arena of New York politics and government.

“On this #InternationalGirlsDay, I’m reminded of my mother, sisters, and all of the smart, passionate women I had as peers and role models growing up.

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Council Member Farah Louis, Senator Roxanne Persaud, and The Multicultural Bridge Project organized a Humanitarian Coat & Clothing Distribution for asylum seekers currently staying at the Highland Park Shelter in East Flatbush, in partnership with the NYC Department of Social Services (DSS). Winter coats, boots, clothing, and pajamas donated by companies and members of the community were be handed out, along with hygiene products.

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Council Member Farah Louis joined Johanne Brierre, BKLYN Commons CEO and founder of New York Beauty Suites in presenting CEO Sony Pierre and the ARA staff with a proclamation declaring Saturday, October 8, 2022, as ARA Emotional Wellness & Mental Hygiene Day.

“Over 1.6 million adults in New York City experience mental illness annually. This space is about creating a comfortable destination for wellness entrepreneurs to serve their clients.

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On Monday, Council Member Farah Louis and Brooklyn Borough
President Antonio Reynoso hosted Quisqueya: A Celebration of Haitian and Dominican
Heritage. The event is a celebration of both National Hispanic Heritage Month and National
Dessalines Day, which was observed earlier this month. Quisqueya brings communities from all
corners of New York City together to acknowledge our accomplishments, commonalities and
shared roots.

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Introduction 409, sponsored by Council Member Farah Louis, would require DOHMH to post the annual Maternal Mortality and Morbidity report on its website. The annual Maternal Mortality and Morbidity report is mandated per Local Law 188 of 2018 however, there was no requirement for the data to be posted on the department’s website – till now.

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Council Member Farah Louis and the Flatbush Gardens Tenants
Association organized a protest early this morning against Flatbush Gardens
Management, demanding immediate changes to management that creates
uninhabitable living conditions, expedite urgent repairs to units and the
implementation of safety measures for the entire Flatbush Gardens’ complex and
garages.

The rally-to-protest was held in front of the Flatbush Gardens Management Office,
located at 3301 Foster Avenue, where residents gathered to express their disdain and
frustration regarding the deplorable living conditions and poor management
operations in a complex of over 50 buildings.

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