The speaker is local activist and businessman Julio PabónOn Nov. 30, local activist and businessman Julio Pabón gave an incredibly entertaining and educational account of the story behind his new book, “Knockout: Fidel Castro Visit the South Bronx.”

Pabón spoke in depth in front of a large crowd in the Atrium about how he helped bring Castro, who passed away on Nov. 25, to the borough after former mayor Rudy Giuliani declined to invite him to the United Nation's 50th anniversary dinner for heads of state.

The event was sponsored by The Law and Social Justice Club, The Public Policy and Law & History units.

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Hostos offers 29 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.