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York College Press Release about Training Program and Public Events for Black Community

This press release from York College features statements from state assemblyman Guy Brewer as promotion for the college's community-focused urban studies training program. Brewer, a lecturer in said program, is quoted urging Jamaica, Queens leaders to "learn how the actual strength of their communities can be 'catalogued, cross-filed and mobilized when need be in a way that will guarantee their maximum 'clout' on the political power structure."

The federally funded program was "designed to train residents of the Jamaica community to become more knowledgeable about urban problems and more effective in dealing with agencies and institutions." With classes first beginning in fall 1971, the program reflected the college's commitment to playing a vital role in the life of the Jamaica community.

Source | York College Archive
Creator | Shanley, John
Date Created | October 8, 1971
Rights | Obtain From York College Archive
Item Type | Text (Report / Paper / Proposal)
Cite This document | Shanley, John, “York College Press Release about Training Program and Public Events for Black Community,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed October 20, 2017, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/5052.

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