Humphrey Crookendale, Dean of the MCNY School for Public Affairs and Administration


New York, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Humphrey Crookendale, Dean of Metropolitan College of New York’s School for Public Affairs and Administration invites you to the next session of Urban Dialogueentitled “Challenges and Issues Facing the New York City Community” featuring New York State Senator Kevin S. Parker and New York State Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright who will share their thoughts on and responses to such issues as:

-Affordable housing

-Community policing and mass incarceration

-Gang violence

-Job creation in local communities

Urban Dialogues will take place on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 7:50 p.m., in the MCNY Conference Center, Manhattan Campus, 431 Canal Street, NY, NY.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP registration page.


Urban Dialogues is a forum in which scholars, legislators, policy makers, students, and citizens exchange ideas and discuss issues and trends that affect New York City and other urban centers across the nation. Topics cover a spectrum of ideas, theories, and viewpoints that inform and/or influence urban policy.

State Senator Kevin S. Parker

Kevin S. Parker was first elected to the New York State Senate in 2002. A lifelong resident of Brooklyn, Senator Parker represents the diverse 21st Senatorial District which includes: Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace and Park Slope. The five-term Senator is Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy & Telecommunications, and the Committee on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, and former Chairman of the Legislative Commission on Science and Technology. He is also Chair of the Democratic Task Force on New Americans, a founding member of the New York Caucus of Environmental Legislators, a member of the Bi-Partisan Pro Choice Legislative Caucus, and a member of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus.

Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright

Keith L.T. Wright was first elected to the 70th Assembly District in 1992. Since then, he has earned a reputation for getting results for his constituents and for improving the quality of life for New Yorkers. Over the years, he has chaired several standing committees in the Assembly among them; election law, social services, labor and his current chairmanship, of the housing committee. He is a true champion for civil rights and social justice having also sponsored key legislation including bills to: create affordable housing; raise the minimum wage and to strengthen the state’s wage and hour laws to provide essential protections for hardworking New Yorkers. As chair of the Harlem Community Development Corporation (CDC), Assemblyman Wright has leveraged limited resources to make a substantial, tangible impact on economic development in Harlem, developing and renovating properties to create affordable housing, grow small businesses, increase services for children and seniors and expand cultural venues.

Metropolitan College of New York

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY is conveniently located in Soho/Tribeca at 431 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013 and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Ave Bronx, NY 10451.  For more information on MCNY, visit or call 800.33.THINK.

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