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Representative Liz Malia welcomed Local Community Activist, Judith Lamb, in the State House as she receives the Unsung Heroine Award
Judith Lamb was presented with the 2017 Unsung Heroine Award for her commitment to human rights and economic justice advocacy. She appeared on the Ellen show after she had to drop her grandson out of a window during a fire. Judith organized a formal neighborhood association in 2014 after a series of shootings and other violent activities took place in her neighborhood. She worked with the Boston Police Department to acquire five cameras from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and had them installed in her neighborhood. She has continued to work with the neighborhood association to build community through activities like applying for a Love Your Block grant through the City of Boston. Additionally, Judith led a group a community members to adopt a blighted park, which improved the quality of life for many in the immediate neighborhood. Judith was appointed to serve as a member of the PLAN JP/ROX Advisory Group to advise the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on the City’s ongoing planning study for the area between Forest Hills, Egleston Square and Jackson Square relative to the scale of development and types of uses best suited for the area, and the local concerns, needs, and desires of the existing communities. She attended the Community Leadership Institute through Neighbor Works America and is part of the Hands Around Egleston Committee. Judith is active in her local church and sings in the choir.
About the Award:
Each year the Commission on the Status of Women gathers nominations from across the state for women who make outstanding contributions to their organizations and communities. The Honorees are nominated by state legislators as a means of recognizing women for their previously unnoted yet valuable community contributions.
The Unsung Heroines are women who don’t always make the news, but truly make the difference. They are the women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities and towns. They are mentors, volunteers and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of recognition or gratitude. These women are the glue that keeps a community together and every community has them.