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May 26, 2005

2005.05.26: Re: Tribute to Azalia Torres (Bklyn-CDD)

From: Azalia Torres
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 1:19 PM
To: L.Antonia Codling; 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Re: Tribute to Azalia Torres (Bklyn-CDD)

I want to thank you and everyone involved  from the bottom of my heart for  the honor you bestowed upon  me.  I was very moved and I am very grateful for all the wonderful things that were said about me.

I want to stress that it is folks like you and others in ACLA and our union who have helped to further my growth as a human being:   One who tries to struggle to the best of her ability for ongoing improvement in our daily grind to better the lives of folks in our community, even if just by putting roadblocks in the path of institutions dead set on keeping us down.

All of you, I know, will continue to be an inspiration to not only new and young attorneys at LAS but to folks in our community.  You will continue to exemplify through your commitment and daily struggles that we can bring about some changes in our reality for the better of many.

Again, I thank you for the tribute and look forward to continuing to work with you in this madhouse we call LAS.

>>> L.Antonia Codling 5/25/2005 6:32:57 PM >>>
Yesterday, at its reception to welcome new attorneys of color into the Society, the Attorneys of Color  (“ACLA”), a caucus of ALAA paid tribute to Azalia Torres (CDD-Bklyn), one of the founders of ACLA and staff attorney for 18 years.   We presented Azalia with a plaque and flowers to thank her for all of the work she has done on behalf of our clients, this caucus and our Union.

As this tribute was intended to be a surprise for the honoree, notice was unable to be sent prior to yesterday.  We thank everyone who attended and assisted in making it a wonderful evening.  For those who were unable to attend, the plaque read as follows:

PRESENTED TO:
AZALIA TORRES
INDEFATIGABLE ADVOCATE

For all of your years of tireless work on the Executive Board of ALAA and with The Attorneys of Color at Legal Aid;

For your constant willingness to raise your voice so passionately for what is right and just;  and,

For your undying commitment to our struggle for Affirmative Action, and your dedication to all other Union struggles for better working conditions-we thank you, we applaud you & we are eternally grateful.

SIN LUCHA, NO HAY PROGRESO!

Attorneys of Color at Legal Aid

>>> L.Antonia Codling 5/25/2005 6:32:57 PM >>>
Yesterday, at its reception to welcome new attorneys of color into the Society, the Attorneys of Color  (“ACLA”), a caucus of ALAA paid tribute to Azalia Torres (CDD-Bklyn), one of the founders of ACLA and staff attorney for 18 years.   We presented Azalia with a plaque and flowers to thank her for all of the work she has done on behalf of our clients, this caucus and our Union.

As this tribute was intended to be a surprise for the honoree, notice was unable to be sent prior to yesterday.  We thank everyone who attended and assisted in making it a wonderful evening.  For those who were unable to attend, the plaque read as follows:

PRESENTED TO:
AZALIA TORRES
INDEFATIGABLE ADVOCATE

For all of your years of tireless work on the Executive Board of ALAA and with The Attorneys of Color at Legal Aid;

For your constant willingness to raise your voice so passionately for what is right and just;  and,

For your undying commitment to our struggle for Affirmative Action, and your dedication to all other Union struggles for better working conditions-we thank you, we applaud you & we are eternally grateful.

SIN LUCHA, NO HAY PROGRESO!

Attorneys of Color at Legal Aid

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