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Hub Stories: Gavin Newsom’s Former Public Policy Director Celebrates Diversity in Community

[Name]: Joyce Newstat

[Areas of Expertise]: Political Campaigns, Social Work, Law, Policy Development, LGBT, Fundraising, Consulting, Community-Building, Civil Rights

[Memory Lane]:

“In 1963, my family moved into a place called Rochdale Village in Jamaica-Queens. It was the first large-scale integrated housing project in New York City– a huge social experiment during the Civil Rights movement. There were twenty buildings, thirteen stories each. Six-thousand families moved in, mostly Jewish and African American. It was 1963, and I was six years old. There was nothing I wanted more than community.” Continue reading

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