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Immigration Debate Continues at QC November 15


Phyllis Cohen Stevens
Deputy Director of News Services

(718) 997-5597

Maria Matteo
News Assistant
(718) 997-5593


-- Program Includes Panel Discussions by Scholars, Political Representatives, Community Leaders and Students --

WHAT: “The Immigration and Immigrant Debate: Perspectives from Queens
Multi- Ethnic Communities.” Symposium will present information and views on current national immigration policy and related issues, including demographic trends; economic/political participation; cultural/national/racial identity; and patterns of cooperation/conflict.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2006
11 am – 2:30 pm
WHERE: Rosenthal Library 230
Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing. For directions, visit
To pre-register, call: 718-997-2895
PROGRAM: 11 am – 12 noon Registration, buffet lunch and welcome by QC President James L. Muyskens
12 noon – 1 pm Panel I “Framing the Debate: Views from Queens Communities”:
QC faculty members Rikki Asher (Secondary Education & Youth Services); Marcia Bayne-Smith (Urban Studies – focuses on health
issues of minorities, women and immigrants); Andrew Beveridge (Sociology – well-known authority on social and demographic trends affecting N.Y. and the U.S.); Frederick Buell (English – expert on worldwide population shifts and their affect on immigration to the U.S.); Madhulika Khandelwal (Urban Studies – also director of the Asian/American Center and an expert on Indian communities); Francois Pierre-Louis (Political Science – a native of Haiti and former member of Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s cabinet); Stephen Steinberg (Urban Studies – specializes in race, ethnicity and immigration); and Segundo Pantoja, Borough of Manhattan Community College (Latino Studies).
1 - 2 pm Panel II "Immigrants and Public Policies in Queens: Perspectives from Public Officials and Community Leaders”:
New York State Assemblymen Jose Peralta and Jeffrion Aubry; New York City Councilmen John C. Liu and Hiram Monserrate; and Cheryl Wertz, New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE).
2– 2:30 pm Discussion, Q&A and Summary

Sponsored by the Afro-Latino Project, the Asian/American Center and the Africana Studies Program with financial support from the Ford Foundation.


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Deputy Director of News Services
(Position vacant)

(718) 997- 5597

Maria Matteo
Assistant Director of News Services
Queens Hall, Room 270B
(718) 997-5593

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