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February 07, 2013

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Outreach

In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day .AIDS Community Resources Prevention Department will host a special outreach event at Kennedy Plaza Apartments from 3:00-5 p.m. Staff from all ACR programs will be available for an open forum about the HIV/AIDS epidemic as it impacts the communities of color in Utica and the Mohawk Valley Region. Refreshments will be served.

Lecture: Public Health & Environmental Justice

7:30PM 9:00PM

"Public Health and Environmental Justice in an Era of De-Industrialization: A Role for Community-Engaged Academic Research" Breena Holland, Lehigh University political science and environmental initiative professor. Holland's research focuses on environmental policy analysis, particularly on questions concerning how to value environmental resources. She argues that local decisions and policies impact and influence global ecological cycles, which shape the possibility of any society’s ability to achieve social justice. She refers to a circumstance she calls an “Ecological Condition of Justice,” or ECJ. When the ECJ is met, ecological systems are functioning at a level that enables them to provide the resources and services that make human well- being possible. In a just world, all people in both the United States and other countries experience the ECJ. However, in the real world, when the U.S. creates policies that impact the environment, such as increasing carbon dioxide or polluting freshwater resources, the likelihood of achieving the ECJ for people in other countries decreases.Part of the Levitt Center’s Sustainability Series.FREE.Hamilton College-Kennedy Auditorium in Taylor Science Center

Former U.S. Solider to Recount Afghanistan

7:30PM 9:00PM

Matt Zeller, who served as an embedded combat adviser with the Afghan security forces in Ghazni, Afghanistan, and then wrote about his experiences, will give a lecture titled after his book "Watches Without Time: An American Soldier in Afghanistan."Zeller, a 2004 graduate of Hamilton College, is the executive director of the Veterans Integration Project, a not-for-profit organization that helps veterans transition to civilian life, gain admission to college and graduate into a job. He is also a fellow at the Truman Project for National Security and an adjunct fellow at the American Security Project. His writings have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Politico and Roll Call. Zeller currently serves in the United States Army Reserve. FREE. Bradford Auditorium in the Kirner-Johnson Building at Hamilton College.