The Michael Harrington Center was formed at Queens College to honor Michael Harrington's life-long commitment to social justice and democracy. A beloved Political Science Professor until his death in 1989, Harrington is best known for The Other America, a moving portrait of the poor in rural and urban America, that inspired the War on Poverty. 
The Michael Harrington Center
FOR DEMOCRATIC VALUES AND SOCIAL CHANGE
The Center exists to promote public, democratic discussion of social issues, to advocate for social change and to work in partnerships with others to build a more just, equitable and democratic society. The Center is concerned with the employment, education, health and community needs of the economically disadvantaged. 
The Michael Harrington Center seeks to accomplish its goals through:
  • Sponsoring  lectures, forums, conferences, colloquial workshops and discussion groups. 
  • Publishing working papers, an annual journal Another Side, quarterly Action Briefs, and other resources. 
  • conducting and disseminating research relevant to public health, educational equity, drug policy conflict resolution, and poverty. 
  • collaborating with community groups on economic development, preventive services, penal reforms and political empowerment. 
Updated: Spring 2002 

About Michael Harrington
A brief profile

The Michael Harrington Center
FOR DEMOCRATIC VALUES AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Queens College of the City University of New York
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, New York  11367-1597
Phone: (718) 997-3070
Fax: (718) 997-5534