Alicia Keys, Audra McDonald, Harry Belafonte and Angela Bassett were among those who celebrated Dee’s life at the Riverside Church in Manhattan.
Paterson died April 17 at the age of 87, just 10 days shy of his birthday.
Just weeks after moving to prevent their expansion, Mayor Bill de Blasio has offered an olive branch to the charter school movement.
In the spirit of that message a number of volunteer events were planned for Monday. Volunteers will be able to participate in a number of cleaning and maintenance projects at city recreation centers around the five boroughs.
The disclosure of the NYPD’s expanded surveillance of Muslims prompted criticism for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Some politicians and law enforcement officials critiqued the program.
A crowd of freeloaders decided to help themselves to food and clothing donated for the support of the demonstrators.