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For Immediate Release: October 15, 2004
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Jonathan Farley to Speak as part of the Caribbean Heritage Celebration, 11/8


Distinguished Speaker
Jonathan Farley to Speak as part of
the Caribbean Heritage Celebration at
Bergen Community College


Jonathan FarleyWriter and academic Jonathan Farley will speak in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre, Monday, November 8, 11:00 a.m. at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, New Jersey. This event, free and open to the public, is part of the “Distinguished Speaker” series sponsored by The Office of Student Life, and is also part of the College’s Caribbean Heritage Celebration events. For more information about this talk, please call the Office of Student Life at 201-447-7215.

A native of Guyana, Mr. Farley holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. His heroes include the African military genius Hannibal, the West Indian psychiatrist Frantz Fanon, the Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara, and Jesus. In addition to his academic work, Mr. Farley has written for the popular hip-hop magazine The Source, Essence magazine, the British newspaper The Guardian, and Time magazine online. Ebony, the leading African-American magazine, named Jonathan Farley a “Leader of the Future” in 2001.

Other events planned for the Caribbean Heritage Celebration include a lecture and performance by the musician Grandmaster Flash in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre on Monday, November 8, at 1:30 p.m.. A parade of carnival costumes will be presented on Tuesday, November 9, in the Student Center from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Caribbean dance will be celebrated after this event, at 2:00 p.m. in the same building.

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