Congratulations to two What We See authors, Chester Hartman and Ron Shiffman for receiving the 2013 Cushing Niles Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award and the Jane Jacobs Medal for Lifetime Leadership, respectively.
Mr. Hartman, contributor to What We See, received the Cushing Niles Dolbeare Lifetime Service Award from the National Low Income Housing Colalition for his lifetime of scholarship and formative influence on urban and housing policy. Mr. Hartman, who is now PRRAC’s Director of Research, was the organization’s first executive director, from 1990-2003, and helped build the organization into an important source for civil rights policy and research. He is also an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University’s Department of Sociology, where he is a member of SEIU Local 500, and the Coalition of Academic Labor, which he helped organize and create.
Ron Shiffman, contributor to What We See and the lead editor for Beyond Zuccotti Park, was awarded the Jane Jacobs Medal for Lifetime Leadership last week, after the awards ceremony was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. For more than fifty years, Mr. Shiffman has been working to promote community-based activism. His work to rebuild Bedford-Stuyvesant through economic development programs inspired the creation of the Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development, which he, along with Dr. George Raymond, founded in 1964. The center continues to empower low- and moderate-income communities in New York to plan for and realize their futures. In recent years, Mr. Shiffman has advised Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn, an organization that incorporates voices from the Brooklyn community in planning and development.
We at New Village Press are honored to have Mr. Hartman and Mr. Shiffman as authors and friends. Please visit this site for the full media release on Mr. Hartman and here for Mr. Shiffman’s reception speech.