Immigrant Voices: Rachel Wu

Immigrant Voices Series

Rachel Wu, Urban Studies Department, Queens College, CUNY

Queens Historical Society
Monday, October 23, 2017
2:30 – 4:30pm

Join us for a discussion on The  Sociocultural Approach to Gentrification in Flushing with special guest speaker Rachel Wu.

Flushing is undoubtedly a racially diverse neighborhood comprised of a pan-Asian and Latino population. Recent and ongoing developments, however, 
complicate ideas of inclusion and diversity within the community. Implications of gentrification arise and as the relationships between growth, equity, and community are challenged, residents are left with luxury condominiums, less affordable amenities, and a changing environment.
In order to track and understand these changes, wage and racial demographic data will be utilized to explain the groundwork through which these eventual changes were able to occur.
The project takes a sociocultural approach to researching gentrification in Flushing and adopts the 7-train line as a geographic framework for development. By doing so, it aims to not only contribute to discourse on gentrification as a broad topic, but more importantly, to bring attention to the possibility of gentrification along the rest of the 7-train line.

$5 Adult, $3 Student/Senior, FREE for Members