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The Queens World Listening Tour

The Listening Tour shares the stories of our resilient, compassionate, and hopeful community. The work will be archived in the Queens Memory Project ( so that future generations may know how we kept hope alive.  

Pragmatist hopers don’t just cross their fingers and expect things to get better; they move toward a brighter future by acting, evaluating the success of their actions, and adjusting accordingly. This is a muscular hope, employing creative problem solving and imagination rather than simple optimism. Instead of fixating solely on a long-term goal, people who hope pragmatically focus on concrete, immediate changes that inch them along in the right direction.

– Angela Duckworth

When the community gathered at The Local LIC for a screening of The Listening Tour, we also offered opportunities to support the humanitarian relief efforts for Ukraine and add to the Gratitude Wall.


Queens Public Library’s

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Queens World Film Festival Promotions Interns are talking about Hope.

Video Credit: Delia Qiu

This program is made possible, in part, by funding through New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm, New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and the Department of Youth and Community Development.
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