The following excerpt is from an article in the Palm Beach Daily News, written by Joseph Luciano which can be found here:http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/content/news/2009/10/31/Academia1101.html
Spanning the spectrum — The Campus Diversity Committee at Palm Beach Community College is bringing together a group of community and political activists for a discussion on “America’s Role in the World.”
The panel discussion will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, in Room 127 at the BioScience Technology Complex on the Eissey Campus, 3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens.
The event is part of PBCC’s celebration of diversity, which is being held college-wide in November. It is free and open to the public.
Panelists will include Ray Del Papa, a peace and justice activist who is a member of Miami for Peace and School of the Americas Watch, South Florida; Maria del Valle, director of the Centro Cultural Español in Miami; Karl Dickey, Libertarian Party candidate for the Palm Beach County Commission; Jill Hanson, a labor attorney and immigrant rights activist who serves as president of the El Sol immigrant resource center in Jupiter; Sharon Wallenberg, a peace, justice, environment and health activist and a member of Pax Christi USA, Palm Beach Chapter, which is part of the national Catholic peace movement; Sheldon Weiss, president of the North County Democratic Club; and Allen West, Republic Congressional candidate for Florida’s 22nd District.
“We wanted to get people who represent the voice of the center, left and right. We wanted to have a range of opinions on this important subject,” said David Pena, director of the library at PBCC in Palm Beach Gardens and a member of the Campus Diversity Committee.