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Queens Memory: 50 Years of Integration
Sat, January 21, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
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Queens Library in partnership with Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz presents the 50 Years of Integration program series with generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Starr Foundation.
Join a panel of Flushing experts to share stories and memories about Flushing, and engage in discussion about our neighborhood’s past, present, and future. Bring your memories and ideas, and expect to learn something new about our community. You are also invited to bring any Flushing photographs and memorabilia, and the Queens Memory team will be on hand to digitize them and save them to a thumb drive that you can take home after the presentation.
Executive Director, Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce
John Choe has been Executive Director of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce since its founding in 2014. Previously, he was Chief of Staff for Councilman John Liu, and later served as Director of Policy when Liu became New York City Comptroller. Choe then returned to Flushing as Executive Director of One Flushing, an organization that provides resources to small business owners and local residents. This past fall, he was named one of the Top 15 Movers and Shakers in Queens by "It's Queens, The Magazine."
Dr. Tarry Hum
Professor of Urban Studies, Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center
Tarry Hum is Professor of Urban Studies at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. She received a Master's in City Planning from MIT and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs. Her book, Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood: Brooklyn's Sunset Park, received a 2015 Honorable Mention for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning's Paul Davidoff Book Award.
Director of Planning and Development, Queens Borough President's Office
Irving Poy has been a Queens resident, mostly in Flushing, since 1970. He has worked for the Office of the Queens Borough President in the Planning & Development Department since 1989. Currently, he is the Director of the Planning & Development Department and has served former Borough Presidents Claire Shulman, Helen Marshall and the current Borough President Melinda Katz. With an interest as a resident and a civil servant, he has seen and observed many changes that have altered the streetscape throughout Queens and Flushing.
Dr. Philip Kasinitz
Chair, Sociology Department, CUNY Graduate Center
Philip Kasinitz is Presidential Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has chaired the CUNY doctoral program in Sociology since 2001. His co-authored book Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age received the American Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarly Book Award in 2010. His other recent works include Global Cities, Local Streets, with Sharon Zukin and Xiangming Chen, and The Urban Ethnography Reader, edited with Mitchell Duneier and Alexandra Murphy. Kasinitz served as the President of the Eastern Sociological Society in 2007-08 and was awarded the Society’s “Merritt” Award for career contributions in 2015. He is a member of the historical advisory committee for the Ellis Island-Statue of Liberty Museum.
Tickets Purchase Policy
Queens Library programs are a free to the public. In order to make the programs available to the most number of people we are limiting general admission free tickets to 2 per individual. Multiple orders per individual are not allowed and will be cancelled. This policy ensures that no-shows are reduced and tickets are available to the most number of people.