City College will close today, January 26, 2015, at 3 p.m. due to inclement weather. Only essential personnel are expected to report to or remain at work for regular business hours. The college is closed Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Only essential personnel report to work.
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Dr. Georgina Falu is an Afro Puerto Rican, scholar, educator, translator and leader in the movement for the Afro-Latinos to gain consciousness and learn about their African Heritage and History. She translated to Spain three books of Dr. ben: "Black Man of the Nile," "Origins of Major Western Religions" and "Africa, Mother of Western Civilizations." She has a doctorate in Education and a Master's in Arts from Colombia Univertsity, a Master's from Berkeley-California University, a Diploma from Harvard Graduate School of Mangement and a Bachelors Magna Cum Laude from the UPR. She was named Puerto Rico's Woman of the Year in Education in 1974. Through her initiative, the AFROLAA (Afro-Latinos of the Americas) project is mobilizing Spanish speaking Afro-descendents communities throughout South-Central America and Caribbean to learn about their African heritage and history through: Translations to Spanish of books of African's contributions, Conferences in Afro-descendents communities (e.g. Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Kenya, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and South Africa - where she met Mandela while he was Presiddent). In Puerto Rico, Dr. Falu organized "La Fundacion Falu de Puerto Rico" to, among other things, promote the establishment of a University degree on History and African Heritage, support research-publications on African History and Heritage through $ 1,000 Graduate scholarship for thesis/dissertations (the first concluded that in P.R. there was not a single academic program on the African Heritage), and sponsor the development/creation of an Archival Center on outstanding Afro-Puerto Ricans. Dr. Falu donated the UPR books on your African Heritage, organized annual recognitions to distinguished Afro-Puerto Rican men and women, realized two children writing contest on the topic and wrote and produced a theatre play for children presented in PR and NY.