Anthony Carter Brings Harlem and Columbia Communities Together

Anthony Carter Brings Harlem and Columbia Communities Together

Anthony Carter Brings Harlem and Columbia Communities Together

December 3, 2007

Last month School of General Studies student Anthony Carter, a Program for Academics and Leadership Scholar (PALS) organized a gathering at Harlem’s Hue-Man bookstore that brought together members of the Harlem community and GS students, administrators, and Columbia faculty.    

The eclectic event featured a book drive benefiting the New York State Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives, jazz concert, and spoken-word performance, as well as talks by Dean Scott Halvorson, of the GS Dean of Students Office, Professor Carl Hart, of the Department of Psychology, and the noted filmmaker and activist Melvin Van Peebles. All emphasized the importance of establishing a closer relationship between Harlem and the Columbia community and the necessity to lay the foundation to do so and, as Dean Halvorson noted, “Tonight we have.”   

Watch a video of the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghSpsvt1x3A