Legislator Wink Joins Effort to Stop Racial Violence on LI
Nassau County Legislator Wayne Wink (D-Roslyn) joined a group of fellow legislators, civic leaders, members of the clergy, representatives from community groups and concerned residents in Roosevelt yesterday to decry racial violence on Long Island. Gathering across the street from the deli where a black man was beaten last week allegedly by a group of Hispanic men shouting racial slurs, Legislator Wink said he was committed to unifying a divided community.
“I was raised in Uniondale and join in Legislator Abrahams’ love for this community,” he said. “We must not let the message of tolerance get lost in the outrageous acts of a few people. Joining together as a community to end racial violence is of the utmost importance.”
Legislator Wink encouraged everyone to attend an upcoming forum at the Tabernacle of Joy Church located at 1070 Brookside Ave. in Uniondale on Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. that will include a panel discussion. All are welcome.