For Our Kids Inc. & Dr. TEA
presents award-winning author Christopher John Farley & The Young Scholars for a "Virtual READ" of Around Harvard Square.
Meet us in the LIT Lounge for a real conversation about preparing for your next move @ 7:00pm, Thursday, April 30, 2020.
“Around Harvard Square is about finding out the world is a cruel joke and fighting back with punch lines.” As I write in the book, What you laugh at is who you are.
The Young Scholars & Dr. TEA in a critical conversation with award-winning author, CJ Farley in the LITerature Lounge sponsored by For Our Kids.
Xavier Thomas, Sky Ciriaco, Gabriel Hostin, Jalen Taylor, Audrey Watt, Christopher John Farley, Dr. Traci E. Alexander
Edited & Graphics By: Sky Ciriaco
Executive Producer: Clarissa Sinceno
How We DEAL, HEAL, STOP & RESET!
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes II , Reverend Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. was born on September 6, 1935 in Burgaw, North Carolina to James A. Forbes, Sr. and Mabel Clemons Forbes. Forbes was raised as one of eight children in Raleigh, North Carolina. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1957. At Union Theological Seminary in the New York City, Forbes wrote his master’s thesis on Pentecostalism and the Renewal of the Church, and obtained his M.Div. degree in 1962. Forbes earned his clinical pastoral education certificate from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond in 1968. Forbes earned his D.Min. degree from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in 1975.
Following his graduate studies at Union Theological Seminary, Forbes returned to Raleigh, North Carolina, where he worked briefly in his father’s church, Providence United Holy Church. In 1962, Forbes became a student intern at Olin Binkly Memorial Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and went on to pastor Holy Trinity Church in Wilmington, North Carolina; St. Paul’s Holy Church in Roxboro, North Carolina; and St. John’s United Holy Church of America in Richmond, Virginia. After earning his Clinical Pastoral Education Certificate from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Forbes worked as campus minister for Virginia Union University in Richmond. In 1973, Forbes became a director of education for Interfaith Metropolitan Theological Education Inc. in Washington, D.C. In 1976, Forbes joined the faculty at Union Theological Seminary as its Brown and Sockman Associate Professor of Preaching. Forbes became the Union Theological Seminary’s first Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching in 1985. In 1986, Forbes gave the Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale University, informing his 1989 publication, The Holy Spirit & Preaching. Union Theological Seminary named Forbes the first Harry Emerson Fosdick Adjunct Professor of Preaching in 1989, the same year he was installed as fifth senior minister of Riverside Church in New York City. His installment rendered him the first African American senior minister of one of the largest multicultural and interdenominational congregations in the United States. Following his address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, Forbes led an interfaith rally and demonstration at Riverside Church as part of the Church’s Mobilization 2004 campaign. In 2007, he formed the Healing of the Nations Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit, national ministry of healing and spiritual revitalization. That same year, Forbes retired as senior minister emeritus of Riverside Church. He authored Whose Gospel?: A Concise Guide to Progressive Protestantism in 2009.
Forbes was the recipient of fourteen honorary degrees, including D.D. degrees from Princeton University, Trinity College, Colgate University, and University of Richmond. In 1996, Newsweek recognized Forbes as one of the twelve “most effective preachers” in the English-speaking world.
How We DEAL, HEAL, STOP & RESET!
Dr. Jeff is one of the most widely sought-after experts in the field of mental health. In addition to having a private practice in Manhattan, he is an Associate Professor and Course Director of Behavioral Medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City.
Dr. Jeff Gardere, better known as “America’s Psychologist”, is also a prolific author of four books and a contributing author of a half-dozen books including the brand-new text, "The Causes of Autism."
In addition to being a respected academician, Dr. Jeff has been a contributor to the FOX Network, the Today Show, MSNBC, and CNN.
Dr. Jeff was the host of VH1's Dad Camp, and recently was the psychologist on The Housewives of Atlanta. This season he is the principle psychologist on: another Housewives show (a secret till air time), For My Man on TV one, Celebrity Damage Control and They Got Away With It on the Reelz Channel. He is also the aftercare coordinator and psychologist for the syndicated shows; Lauren Lake's Paternity Court, and Couples Court with the Cutlers.
My uncle Jose Almazan passed on Friday, April 10, 2020 (Good Friday) due to Covid-19. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend who touched the lives of those around him. He leaves behind his heartbroken wife Froyla, son Edwin (currently in the hospital in an induced coma due to the coronavirus), daughters Eloisa and Alejandra.
Jose dedicated his life to his family and his restaurant. Many of you may know him from the Little Mexican Cafe a staple family-owned restaurant in New Rochelle for over 30 years. He was such a kind man that would give you the shirt off his back, my uncle kept our family together he was so proud of our ALMAZAN FAMILIA. I will find some comfort knowing that he lived a good life.
We are all devastated by my uncle's loss and under the circumstances, I'm not prepared to ask my aunt for money for funeral arrangements (which at this point I don't know what that will look like under these current unprecedented times). As soon as we are able to we want to give Jose the memorial he deserves, to honor his memory and LIFE.
I am currently asking for help to cover the cost of my uncle’s funeral arrangements and to help get the restaurant up and running once this is all over. We need to raise money to be able to lessen the burden on my aunt for a funeral and to keep the restaurant going for my cousin and the many loyal employees that have been with them for many years.
Please consider donating, as any amount will truly help our family during this difficult time. Most importantly we welcome prayers for my cousin Edwin to get out of the hospital to comfort his mom.
With much love,