Remembering the Life of Johanna Gregory
RYTF is saddened by the unexpected passing of Johanna Gregory. Ms. Gregory was the Tenant Association President of the Hammel Houses Resident Association in Rockaway. In this position, Ms. Gregory had an ear to the ground and could support her community in ways that others could not. The Rockaway Youth Task Force greatly benefitted from her dedication to her community and social justice. Ms. Gregory was a fixture in our organization and was present at everything from garden dinners to organization meetings. She even reached out to the East Rockaway Growing Coalition to help support Hammel residents in improving their own community garden. She believed in the power of community organizing and food justice and she will be greatly missed. We hope that her spirit will live on in our community for she was truly one of a kind.
Rest in Peace, Johanna Gregory!