Past Event: Leading Queens Today: A Conversation with Tiffany Cabán
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Join us for a special interview with brand-new New York City Council Member Tiffany Cabán of District 22 in Queens. Sure to be a rising star on the City Council and passionate about implementing progressive policies to serve her district's most vulnerable populations, Cabán sits down with Kevin Burke, the creator and host of the Your Hometown podcast series, to discuss her approach to political leadership as a public defender, activist, and queer Latina from a working-class Queens family.
This is the second episode in our Leading Cities Today series; click here to learn more.
Tiffany Cabán is also featured in the November 18th episode of Kevin Burke's Your Hometown podcast; click here to learn more.
About the Speakers:
Tiffany Cabán is a 33-year-old public defender, organizer, activist, and queer Latina City Council Member working to ensure New York reaches its full progressive potential. A Queens native, Tiffany was born in Richmond Hill, Queens to Puerto Rican parents who grew up in Woodside Houses. She lives in Astoria and is the proud mom of two rescue dogs, Natalie and Coltrane.
Kevin Burke is the founder and CEO of Kevin Burke Productions, Inc., a New York–based film company, and director of research at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. With Henry Louis Gates Jr., Burke is co-author of the book And Still I Rise: Black America since MLK (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2015) and co-editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, Twelve Years a Slave (W. W. Norton & Co., 2016). Burke’s film credits include working as the senior story producer on the popular genealogy series Finding Your Roots, now in its sixth season on PBS, and Reconstruction: America after the Civil War (PBS, 2019), winner of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. He also was a senior historical adviser on the Emmy Award-nominated Black America since MLK: And Still I Rise (PBS, 2016) and Africa’s Great Civilizations (PBS, 2017).