i95’s Salute to Greater Danbury Seniors: Lynn Taborsak
The Home of Rock 'N' Roll has partnered up with American Senior Magazine to give a nod of recognition to local seniors who've done their part in making the Greater Danbury such an incredible place to live.
This week we give a giant shout-out to Lynn Taborsak of Danbury, who according to her daughter, Julia, has always been an activist who fights for social justice for the most vulnerable, including children, immigrants, the poor and the homeless. Here is what her Julia had to say about her mom's accomplishments:
My mom, Lynn Taborsak, has been synonymous with Danbury politics for decades. But I've never thought of mom as a politician, and neither has she. She is, always has been, and always will be - first and foremost, an activist, and we're likely to find her one day picketing the Pearly Gates demanding a more fair and just screening process. Before I was born, mom was a teacher for the Urban Teaching Corps, teaching students in poor school districts located in D.C. and New York City, where students had to share books.
As a kid, I watched, as my mom helped lead the charge for women's equality through her work with NOW and the Danbury Women's Center. I saw her break down gender barriers and dismantle stereotypes to become a trailblazer in the trades, becoming a union plumber and pipe fitter.
Now in her seventies you will still see my mom handing out food and clothing to our neediest neighbors at 'In From the Cold',' serving plates of hot, comforting food at Dorothy Day. You might see her camping out on the lawn at City Hall to raise awareness of the city's housing and homelessness problem.
It would be impossible to list all of the service organizations my mom has been a part of or to cite all the good she's done in the service to others, but the most true and honest thing I can say about her is that the world for many, many people is a much better place because she is in it. And by the way, she can grow the juiciest hothouse tomatoes, knit adorable baby blankets, and make a killer pot roast!
Thank you, Lynn Taborsak, for making such a tremendous impact to the great City of Danbury!
Each week, we'll continue to highlight a Greater Danbury senior who simply makes this wonderful area a better place to live. The featured senior will receive a $50 gift card to use at an area mall and a one year subscription to American Senior Magazine. Is there a senior in your life who deserves some well-earned recognition? It could be a grandfather, aunt, friend, or even your mom. It's easy, just fill out the form below. We'll be accepting submissions between 8/21/17 and 11/21/17.