Farmingville, NY - On February 22, Councilwoman Valerie Cartright spoke at Doing Something About It, Inc.’s 2nd Annual Cultural Empowerment Event held at the Boys & Girls Club in Bellport. Doing Something About It, Inc. is a not-for profit organization that collaborates with local communities to create self-sufficient, supportive and unified communities while helping raise low income neighborhoods’ socio-economic status. The event featured keynote speakers, Councilwoman Valerie Cartright and State Senator Monica Martinez, a poetry reading by Laura Proper, dance performances by Alianza Latina Inc. Dance Studio, an educational presentation from Compass Drug & Alcohol Prevention, a play performance from VMR, a hypnotist, a nutrition and wellness educational presentation, incarceration testimonials, local vendors, and a tribute to Robert H. Permenter. The inspirational event highlighted the many active and talented young community members.Pictured left to right are Councilwoman Cartright with DSAI Board Members Jervis Jones, Ret. Military; Jazmine Kendrick, Associate Attorney; Jeanette Permenter, Chairperson of DSAI; Jan Blades, Secretary of DSAI and Baron A. Permenter, CEO/President of DSAI.Please visit Doing Something about It, Inc. for more information.
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