LBCA CHAMPION OF THE ARTS & HUMANITY IN ACTION AWARD 
 
Dr. Mary Anne Trasciatti

Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Hofstra University
and
Creator of “Hurricane Sandy Long Beach Oral History Project
 
The LBCA recognizes Dr. Trasciatti in her distinguished role as champion of the arts through the development of a website and archival project entitled the ‘Hurricane Sandy Long Beach Oral History Project’- recording personal stories told by residents and their journey back to normalcy.  The LBCA also celebrates Dr. Trasciatti for her volunteer service and ‘humanity in action’ efforts that promote a better quality of life for Long Beach families. Whether she is collecting holiday turkeys, volunteering at the Long Beach Martin Luther King Center, supporting a call to end a growing violence within our community, or marching for climate change initiatives, Dr. Trasciatti’s call to action for community, educational, and social causes is unmatched.