Post Tagged with: "Center for Popular Democracy"

Students and advocates held a rally outside education department headquarters last week to call for an end to school arrests and summonses. (Photo courtesy of the Center for Popular Democracy via Chalkbeat)

Black and Hispanic Students Most Likely to be Arrested in School

African American, Education, Latino, Youth September 27, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Black and Hispanic youth continue to account for the bulk of school arrests and summonses, even as the city has reduced the overall numbers in recent years, reports Chalkbeat.

Gisela Concepción complained that she cannot understand the signs posted by NYCHA in her building because they are in English. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via EDLP).

Failure to Translate Can Be Tragic

Housing, In the News, Latino, New York, Social Services March 7, 2014 at 6:07 pm

City agencies are required to offer translation services, but there are serious enforcement problems, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Construction workers in Manhattan, where 74 percent of fatal falls involve Latino and/or immigrant workers, 13 percent less than Brooklyn and 14 percent less than Queens. (Photo by Tinnytintin, Creative Commons license)

Immigrants Majority of Construction Site Deaths

Immigration, Labor, Latino November 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Amsterdam News reports that 74 percent of fatal falls on construction sites in the city involve a Latino and/or immigrant worker – with even higher percentages in Queens and Brooklyn, according to a recent study.

Andrew Friedman is executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy. (Via Queens Latino)

A ‘Progressive Vision’ of Immigrant Advocacy

Labor, Politics July 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm

The lawyer and community organizer Andrew Friedman, co-founder of Make the Road New York and the Center for Popular Democracy, discusses his approach to immigrant advocacy, at the national and New York City levels, with Queens Latino.