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MTA stations throughout city will exhibit student artwork for Disability Pride Month

June 18, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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BROOKLYN HEIGHTS AND CITYWIDE — BRIANNA VAN GIESEN’S SECOND GRADE CLASS at The Emily Warren Roebling School in Brooklyn Heights was a finalist in New York City Public Schools’ annual Disability Pride Visual Arts Contest, a competition honoring the resilience and achievements of individuals with disabilities in their ongoing pursuit of equity, access and inclusion. More than 70 K-12 students submitted individual and group artwork in line with this year’s theme, “Nothing About Us Without Us.” Among the other finalists from Brooklyn were Charli Sue Cosentino, a fourth grader from K418 The Children’s School, and Oscar Martinez, a 12th grader from P.S. 373 Brooklyn Transition Center. The winners were announced on Tuesday, June 18, to herald Disability Pride Month observed each July.

A poster by Oscar Martinez, a 12th grader at the Brooklyn Transition Center, was a finalist in the NYC Public Schools Art Competition commemorating Disability Pride Month. Photo courtesy NYC Public Schools
A poster by Oscar Martinez, a 12th grader at the Brooklyn Transition Center, was a finalist in the NYC Public Schools Art Competition commemorating Disability Pride Month. Photo courtesy NYC Public Schools

This year, for the first time, the ten finalists and one grand finalist will have their work displayed across all Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) subway stations and train cars during July.

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