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Police, School, Religious Leaders Convene BCC Diversity Confab In Paramus

The conference and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required.
The conference and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Bergen Community College

PARAMUS, N.J. -- "Race and Diversity in Suburbia: Police and Community Working Together" will unite law enforcement, educational and religious leaders at Bergen Community College on Oct. 5.

The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Moses Family Meeting & Training Center, will features talks as well as a panel discussion with:

  • Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino;
  • Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal;
  • Mt Olive Church Pastor Rev. Gregory Jackson;
  • Cliffside Park High School Principal Dana Martinotti.

The moderator will be Bergen County Communications Director Frank Del Vecchio, a retired Fairview police chief.

Welcoming remarks will be delivered by Bergen County Executive James Tedesco, Bergen County Chiefs Association President Frank Regino and BCC Vice President William Corcoran, a retired Ridgewood police chief.

BCC Sociology Professor Maureen Ellis Davis will speak of "History of Race and Diversity in Suburbia," among other presentations.

Sponsors include BCC, the county prosecutor's and sheriff's offices, the county police chiefs association, the Bergen County NAACP, the Network for Responsible Public Policy and the Volunteer Center of Bergen County.

The conference and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required: tiny.cc/racebergen .

MORE INFO: BCC Professor Phil Dolce: (201) 447-9227 or pdolce@bergen.edu .

Bergen Community College is at 400 Paramus Road in Paramus.

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