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    Millennials and Politics

    On Feb 25th, 2019, the Queens College Student Association hosted a panel called “Millennials and Politics” during Free Hour. Held in honor of Black History Month, the panel focused on the up-and-coming generation of leadership and activism within the African-American community. The event was moderated by Aboubaker Hamida of the Student Association. To start off the event, Hamida opened up with an icebreaker, asking attendees what black history meant to them. Hamida asked the guest speakers questions submitted by students through a Google document. The guest speakers at the event were Natasha Williams, James Johnson and Edward B. Cooper Owens. Natasha Williams is a political consultant for the Women’s March…

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    Follow Up with In The Footsteps of Dr. King 2019 participants

    “Seeing Dr.King and what he went through makes me feel a little more confident about the outcome of society. Even though we have our lows, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and I think that’s what Dr. King stood for more than anything,” remarked Margarita Zias, a junior and computer science major. Zias, along with a group of 20 other Queens College students, recently went on a trip to Atlanta, Georgia, to learn about pivotal and key moments that impacted U.S. history. This was a CUNY program that “[sought] to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to combat bigotry and intolerance in today’s society.” The…

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    QC roundtable discussion on the history of immigration and black history

    We’re all immigrants here, as the saying goes. An oft-forgotten fact of history, however, tends to disagree with that saying as not everyone who came to America did so by choice. Some were brought as chattel, while others were indigenous peoples decimated by the so-called “immigrant.”   The Immigration Through The Lens of Black History event on Nov. 28th included lunch (courtesy of President Matos) and discussion concerning the ways immigration is complicated by black history. Guests were provided a timeline of immigration laws, along with a timeline of black history in the United States, and used these timelines to understand how American policies affected not only immigrants, but black…