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Woody Henderson's work as a political activist in Harlem was first noticed 25 years ago, when he joined the Social Action Commission of Canaan Baptist Church of Christ, on 116 th Street & Adam Clayton Jr. Blvd., under the tutelage of his mentor and spiritual leader the Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker.
Woody is well known in Harlem and around the city for his defense, advocacy and support for families who are fighting to reunite with their children who have been caught up in the child welfare system or have been institutionalized. Woody is also a former Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) who served as an aide to the Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton as President of the New York City Chapter of the National Action Network.
Woody has been on the front line of many issues that threaten the quality of life in Harlem . Although he is not yet a member of the New York City Council, Woody was responsible for writing and compiling resolutions that have been endorsed, adopted and co-sponsored by approximately 20 members of the City Council. Among other things, the resolutions call for the appointment of a special federal prosecutor to look into the unfair and unconstitutional ways the family courts and Administration for Children Services deal with children and families in communities of color.
When it comes to fighting for equal access to services for Harlem, Woody has been one of the leading spokespersons, organizers and advocates in Harlem 's fight to get Mayor Michael Bloomberg to reopen Engine 36, the community firehouse on 125 Street. The closing of that firehouse has put homes, businesses, lives and safety of Harlemites at a greater risk.
Woody also produces "A Struggle for Justice," a weekly public access cable TV program that speaks truth to power as well as informs and educates the general public, legislators and media on issues that negatively impact our communities while slipping under the radar of the major media. The program also offers alternative solutions to many of these problems as demonstrated on his interactive website www.ajuststruggle.com/orrcf. There you can find information and archives of his nationally published articles, editorials and award- winning film "Stacey's Story”.
TUNE IN TO WOODY'S CABLE SHOW "A STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE"
EVERY MONDAY NIGHT AT 10PM ON MNN CABLE CHANNEL 34
Watch on Simulcast from this link here: mnn.org