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Currently, he is head of the Caribbean Cultural Committee, which puts on the Caribana parade.
In 1985, Farrell was involved in protesting the appearance of apartheid South Africa’s ambassador to Canada, Glenn Babb, at a debate at the University of Toronto’s Hart House. Farrell was accused of hurling the debating society’s ceremonial mace at Babb during the raucous protest. Charges against Farrell were eventually dropped.
In 1988, Farrell was a founding member of the Black Action Defence Committee.
- “The Age of Dissent” U of T Magazine, Spring 2002
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