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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Immigrant Conference @Queens College - Monday, 3/23/2011

The Asian/American Center of Queens College
Cordially Invites Your Participation In the Forum:

Immigrant Queens:
Defining Communities of Interest
Monday, March 28th
12:00 – 4:30PM
Student Union, 4th Floor, Queens College
(Near the intersection of Kissena Blvd. and Melbourne Ave.)

At this event, scholars, advocates, and stakeholders will discuss emerging issues of demographic change, political representation, and redistricting electoral boundaries for Asian American and other immigrant communities in Queens.

Keynote: Prof. Paul Ong (UCLA), “Influence Districts and Community of Common Interest: A Strategy to Increase Asian American Voting Power”

Presenters: Christina Baal (NY Immigration Coalition), May Chen (NYS Immigrant Action Fund), Héctor Cordero-Guzmán (Baruch College), Ron Hayduk (Queens College/BMCC), Tarry Hum (Queens College), S.J. Jung (MinKwon Center), Madhulika Khandelwal (Queens College), Glenn Magpantay (AALDEF), John Mollenkopf (CUNY Graduate Center), Arturo Ignacio Sanchez (Cornell University), Howard Shih (AAFNY)
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by March 23, 2011 to reserve a seat. 
Contact: Asian/American Center,, (718) 997-3050

Participating organizations are encouraged to bring their publicity materials for display.

Co-sponsors: Urban Studies Department; Political Science Department; Latin American and Latino Studies Program; Center for Racial, Ethnic and Religious Understanding; and Political Science Student Club. (List in formation)

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