On May 6, the New American Voters Association (NAVA) will hold its 11th annual dinner dance. This year’s theme is “Salute to Women,” and NAVA will celebrate the achievements of seven women.
The honorees include U.S. Rep Grace Meng (D-Flushing); U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-Brooklyn); Kim Medina, executive director of District Council 1707; Linda McPherson, president of District Council 1707; Shanie Persaud-Adeen, associate publisher of the Queens Tribune; and Shanti Ammar, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The keynote speaker will be Lieutenant Gov. Kathy Hochul.
Dr. Dilip Nath, founder and president of NAVA, said that NAVA—a community-based organization that works to empower new American voters—will honor the seven women for their profesionnal achievements and giving back to their local communities.
The dinner dance will be held at the World’s Fair Marina, located at 1 Marina Rd. in Flushing, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Meng is the first Asian American member of Congress from New York State and is currently serving her third term.
Clarke represents the 9th Congressional District of New York in Brooklyn. She is the chairwoman of the Multicultural Media Caucus.
Medina works to mobilize and invigorate her council’s membership, leadership and staff for the challenges facing the labor movement.
McPherson represents 28,000 nonprofit social service employees in home care, social services, direct care, public center-based day care, education, fundraising and her own local, Head Start.
Persaud-Adeen is an associate publisher for the Queens Tribune and PRESS of Southeast Queens and has more than 20 years of experience in the media industry.
Ammar has been named one of the top Remax real estate agents in Queens. She discovered real estate when looking for a job as a receptionist and became a household name in her community of Richmond Hill and Ozone Park.