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Reminiscences of Glenn MacAfee : oral history, 2002.

Creator: MacAfee, Glenn, 1965-
Project: September 11, 2001 response and recovery oral history project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 43 pages sound recordings 1 audio disc (79 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Youth Director, Chinatown YMCA.

Scope and Contents

Born in Malden, MA; background: father executive director of the Boston YMCA, family moved to Egypt, Israel; early life: reminiscence of [Anwar] Sadat's assassination Palestinian-Israeli conflict; education: Warren Wilson College, North Carolina and Upsala University in New Jersey; career: teen director of Westfield YMCA [Young Men's Christian Association], teen director of Chinatown YMCA; September 11th: television coverage, calling staff (from New Jersey); Chinatown YMCA: staff diversification, recruting strategies, tailoring program to community needs, adult and family services, Sun Yat Sen School; post-9/11 focus of Chinatown YMCA: information distribution, psychological consultation, staff training on trauma, tolerance and harmony training, grant money, diversity training, art therapy, play therapy, Chinatown Multimedia Program, community-based organizations, youth programs, crisis intervention, peer mediation, funding from New York Times and Met Life Foundations, partnership with the Department of Education and the Office of Business Services; Post-9/11: economic impact on Chinatown, undocumented immigrants, lack of access to Chinatown, volunteering, inter-ethnic violence, increase in funding opportunities, increase in racial violence.


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