Jeanne Sakata was so moved by the documentary “A Personal Matter,” about the life of the civil rights icon Gordon Hirabayashi, she wrote her first play, “Hold These Truths,” about him. “This wasn’t just a story for Japanese-Americans, this was a story for all Americans to hear and be inspired by,” said Sakata, at an event sponsored by the CUNY Asian American/Asian Research Institute. Hirabayashi, who as a college student was known for his legal battles against the U.S. government for the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, posthumously, in the spring of 2012.
Public meeting of the Board of Trustees,November 26, 2012.
Chancellor Matthew Goldstein discusses the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the University’s efforts to lead the recovery. Ten CUNY campuses served as temporary shelters throughout the crisis, providing a safe haven for thousands of New Yorkers. Chancellor Goldstein also discusses ongoing recovery efforts, including the Hurricane Sandy Resources & Services page on www.cuny.edu and the CUNY Helps volunteer initiative. Chancellor Goldstein also previews the CUNY 2013-2014 proposed operating and capital funding requests.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Academic, Policy, Program, and Research, November 5, 2012.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, November 5, 2012.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management, November 5, 2012.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, November 5, 2012.