Human Rights DayDec. 8, 2017 – Deputy County Executive Kevin J. Plunkett joined the Westchester Human Rights Commission this morning for the Annual Human Rights Day Breakfast at the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester.

Centered on “Excelling with Differences,” the event began with remarks by Plunkett and YCWA CEO Maria Imperial, followed by a panel discussion featuring the following local advocates for people with disabilities:

  • Moderator: James Castro-Blanco, Executive Director, Westchester County Human Rights Commission
  • Joe Bravo, Executive Director, Westchester Independent Living Center
  • Nicolyn Plummer, Domestic Violence Social Worker, Barrier Free Living & Secret Garden Services for the Deaf
  • Richard F. Sweeney, Esq., Administrative Law Judge, Westchester County Human Rights Commission and Private Practice Attorney
  • Christan Zaccagnino, Owner & Managing Member, Streamline Contracting

“Human rights are the foundation of freedom, justice and peace, and we must never take the progress we have made for granted,” said Plunkett. “Today and every day, we must defend a person’s right to be treated equally, with dignity and respect, while also educating and enlightening those around us.”

For more information about the event, contact Diane Balistreri by sending an e-mail to or by calling (914) 995-7715.

If you feel you have been the victim of discrimination, contact the Westchester County Human Rights Commission by calling (914) 995-9500 or going to Westchester County Human Rights Commission.