Black Wall Street HARLEM Honorees Include Victor Pate

By Bmorenews Staff

(NEW YORK – July 6, 2016) – Black Wall Street HARLEM featuring the Joe Manns Black Wall Street Awards is set for Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm at Corner Social, 321 Malcolm X Blvd.


Honorees include Victor Pate.

WHO IS VICTOR? Currently, he’s the Chairperson of the National Action Network NYC Chapter Second Chance Program to assist the formerly incarcerated men and women as they navigate to reenter society and member of the Correctional Associations RAPP (Release Aging People In Prison) Coalition and the NYC CAIC(Campaign Against Isolated Confinement).

Victor Pate is a formerly incarcerated individual who was released from prison in 1995 and successfully completed parole in 1999. His academic achievements include obtaining his G.E.D., Legal Research Certificate, Associate degree in Para-Legal Studies and Certification as a Legal Assistant. Victor became involved in the Criminal Justice arena after experiencing and overcoming the many obstacles faced by the formerly incarcerated coming home and striving to regain a foothold on life.

Being involved with and supporting such dynamic organizations such as CSS, Correctional Association, Fortune Society, New York Drug Policy Alliance, in Your Face Movement, National Action Network, New York State Prisoner Justice Network, Beyond Attica Coalition, has traveled to Albany and Washington on many occasions to advocate for Social and Criminal Justice Reform on issues that affects the lives of many across the spectrum of humanity.

Victor has hosted community educational,empowerment and awareness forums on issues related to : Drug Laws, Death Penalty, Reentry, Womens Issues, Juvenile Justice, Domestic Violence, Voting Rights for the Formerly Incarcerated, Political Action and Parole.

Victor Pate continues to be involved in community and the issues affecting the community in addition assisting those coming home making a transition from prison to community.