Press Release: Inheriting the City: the Children of Immigrants Come of Age Authors and Panelists Discuss Breakthrough Book Profiling Young New Yorkers

Wednesday, May 14, 5:00–7:00 PM
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street
For more than a decade, researchers at the CUNY Graduate Center’s Center for Urban Research have conducted the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of second generation immigrants in New York City.  The study examines their experiences growing up, their education, entry into the work force, their social and political lives and how they establish their own families. The results will be released as a book, Inheriting the City: the Children of Immigrants Come of Age (Harvard University Press and the Russell Sage Foundation), by Graduate Center Professors John Mollenkopf and Philip Kasinitz, Mary Waters from Harvard, and Jennifer Holdaway of the Social Science Research Council.
On Wednesday, May 14, 5-7 pm, the night before the official release, a discussion of this, fascinating, breakthrough study will be held with authors Mollenkopf, Kasinitz, and Waters.  Eric, Wanner, President of the Russell Sage Foundation, will introduce the talk. Respondents will include Sewell Chan, New York Times Metropolitan reporter;  Sayu Bhojwani, Philanthropic Consultant and former Commissioner, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, New York City; and Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Graduate Center and Hunter College.

Submitted on: APR 1, 2008

Category: Press Room