Celebrating Our Leaders During Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month

 Celebrating Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month at The Legal Aid Society were (from left): Dawne Mitchell, Attorney-in-Charge of JRP; Sunny Santino Mirando of True 2 Life; Anabel Flores, a Paralegal Case Handler in Civil; Tina Luongo, Chief Defender, CDP; Anthony Posada, Supervising Attorney in the Community Justice Unit; Femi Disu-Oakley, Director of Diversity and Inclusion; Felix Polanco of True 2 Life; and Arlene Rivera, Staff Attorney in JRP.

Celebrating Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month at The Legal Aid Society were (from left): Dawne Mitchell, Attorney-in-Charge of JRP; Sunny Santino Mirando of True 2 Life; Anabel Flores, a Paralegal Case Handler in Civil; Tina Luongo, Chief Defender, CDP; Anthony Posada, Supervising Attorney in the Community Justice Unit; Femi Disu-Oakley, Director of Diversity and Inclusion; Felix Polanco of True 2 Life; and Arlene Rivera, Staff Attorney in JRP.

Last night the Legal Aid Society honored their employees and community partners with an event titled, “LAS Leaders in the Latinx and Hispanic Communities.”  Arlene Rivera, Staff Attorney at the Juvenile Rights Practice; Anabel Flores, Paralegal Case handler in the Civil Practice and Anthony Posada, Supervising Attorney for the Community Justice Unit in the Criminal Defense Practice, shared their stories about the presence of resilience, courage, and strength in their communities.  They discussed their advocacy for their clients through criminal, juvenile, and immigration reform.  LAS was proud to host several community partners who also spoke at the event.  Alma Reyes, an organizer from El Comite De Justicia Social de San Leo; Felix Polanco and Sunny Santino Mirando, community partners from True 2 Life, all spoke about their commitment to empowering and advocating for Latinx and Hispanic communities.  This event was a reminder that there are true leaders at LAS and in the community “en la lucha” (in the fight) for justice.

The New York Law Journal
Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Celebration at Legal Aid
By Staff
October 12, 2018

The Legal Aid Society commemorated Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, recognizing the contributions made by its employees and partners.

The Legal Aid Society commemorated Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month at its office on Wednesday. Speakers Arlene Rivera, Anabel Flores and Anthony Posada discussed their work and leadership within The Legal Aid Society and how it impacts their communities. Felix Polanco and Sunny Santino Mirando of True 2 Life, an anti-violence program of Staten Island’s Central Family Life Center, a community partner of Legal Aid, also addressed the group.