SJC Welcomes Reporter Juan Gonzalez as Featured Speaker

BROOKLYN, NY – February 26, 2013 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with the Brooklyn Rail and Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to announce that longtime New York Daily News columnist and author Juan Gonzalez will speak at the College as part of its spring Brooklyn Voices lecture series. This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Monday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Tuohy Hall Auditorium located at 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.

American progressive broadcast journalist, investigative reporter and longtime columnist at the New York Daily News, Juan Gonzalez has lived in the U.S. for 50 of his 51 years. A two-time winner of the George Polk Award for commentary and former president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, he is co-host of the nationally syndicated TV and radio show Democracy Now! and author of Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America, Fallout: The Environmental Consequences of the World Trade Center Collapse and Roll Down Your Window: Stories from a Forgotten America

His latest work, Harvest of Empire, discusses the Latino experience over the course five centuries, ranging from the first New World colonies to the first decade of the new millennium. Now the largest minority group in the U.S., Latino impact on American popular culture—from food to entertainment to literature—is greater than ever.

For more information about this event or SJC in general, please call Michael Banach, director of public affairs, at 718.940.5584 or email mbanach@sjcny.edu.

About Brooklyn Voices
Created in collaboration with Greenlight Bookstore and the Brooklyn Rail, the aim of the Brooklyn Voices series is to promote and enhance the creative vitality of our home neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill by providing local writers, artists, and intellectuals with a forum in which to discuss and present their works to our neighbors, patrons, and students. Through lectures, forums, performances, and public discussion, Brooklyn Voices seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the thriving intellectual culture of the neighborhood and ensure that our community remains a stimulating place in which to live, learn, and do business.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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