Happy RBG Day!
After a towering statue of the late RBG was unveiled last week at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn, Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, declared March 15th as “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Day.”
Ginsburg was a Brooklyn native, born on March 15th, 1933 and passed away last September after battling cancer.
A mural honoring RBG was painted in the East Village earlier this year, and this new statue marks the 7th monument commemorating the late Supreme Court Justice to appear across NYC, according to ABC7.
RBG was an iconic figure in United States law as she fought long and hard for equality and justice. Her memory remains strong in the minds of our nation and especially to her fellow Brooklynites.
Today would mark her 88th birthday. Now, we will celebrate it as RBG Day to honor all that the late Supreme Court Justice had accomplished in her lifetime.
Democratic New York Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn said at the statue’s unveiling that “[w]e must carry Justice Ginsburg’s torch of justice. We have to insure that women have equal, economic opportunities.”
DC Mayor, Muriel Bowser had already declared the 15th of March as #RBGday years prior back in 2019 when the justice was still alive. Now it’s time for Brooklyn to celebrate one of it’s very own.
Artists of the statue, Gillie and Marc, stated that “the work is designed to provide the public with an opportunity to stand at her side, and gain inspiration from her journey fighting for equal rights.” Hopefully, by proclaiming March 15th as a day to honor RBG, her legacy will continue to live on.
featured image source: Courtesy Gillie and Marc