Pat Belcon

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Pat Belcon

Template:TOCnestleft Patricia "Pat" E. D. Belcon is a native of Trinidad & Tobago. she is a Sociologist who calls herself a Socio-Carnivalist. She is a member of the Caribbean Studies Association. At Medgar Evers College, CUNY, She is an Assistant Professor; a Senior Research Associate, Caribbean Research Center; Board member, Caribbean Diaspora Press Inc; teaches in the School of Liberal Arts & Education, founder and Chair of the International Caribbean Carnival Conference & Development Seminar, (I.C. Carnival) Inc. Her Ph.D. is from the Graduate School & University Center, CUNY. Her “Carnival, Caribbean Festivals, Peoples and Cultures” research began in 1986 in Brazil. As a Principal Researcher, she lead Study Abroad tours to the Caribbean, Guyana, Latin America, Canada, United Kingdom and India for Carnival’07 in Goa. Her investigations of the cultural phenomena are setting a trend in folk, art, music, religion, post-colonialism and many fields. [1]

Socialist International

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Led by Bogdan Denitch, DSA's permanent representative to the Socialist International, the Democratic Socialists of America delegation to the October 1990 Socialist International meeting in New York, included DSA Honorary Chair, Cornel West, Pat Belcon, a DSA NPC member, Motl Zelmanowicz, a "DSAer active in the Jewish Labor Bund", Jo-Ann Mort, a DSA NPC member, Jack Sheinkman, president of ACTWU, NYC Commissioner of Finance, Carol O'Cleireacain, Terri Burgess, chair of the DSA youth Section, Skip Roberts, Chair of DSA's Socialist International Committee, welcomed the Council to the United States on behalf of Democratic Socialists of America.[2]



In 1990 Pat Belcon served on the DSA National Political Committee.

Socialist Scholars Conference

Pat Belcon, Jerome DeRomanet Mary Curry and Richard McCarthy were speakers on the Carnival is Color: Afro-Caribbean American Culture panel sponsored by Multicultural Music Exchange Program at the Tenth Annual Socialist Scholars Conference. The conference was held April 24-26, 1992 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City.[3]

DSA Racial Diversity Task Force

In 1992 Pat Belcon was a member of the Democratic Socialists of America Racial Diversity Task Force - charged with finding ways of recruiting (and retaining) more "people of color" into the organization[4].

Democratic Socialists of America

In 1994, Belcon, of the c/o DSA national office, was a member of the Democratic Socialists of America Steering Committee.[5]



  1. [1] Caribbean American Cultural Caucus bio
  2. Democratic Left, November/december 1990, page 7
  3. SSE Tenth Annual Conference Program, 1992
  4. Memorandum, Steve tarzynski-May 26, 1992
  5. email from C Riddiough to S Tarzynski Dec 9 1994