Winship staff, patients participate in cancer rallies
Hundreds of Georgians are expected to participate in "The March: Georgians Coming Together to Conquer Cancer"-part of a nationwide campaign to raise more funds for cancer research, treatment, education and prevention.
The march will start at Woodruff Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, and will make its way through downtown Atlanta to the State Capitol for a rally at noon. Every marcher will receive a free T-shirt.
Doctors, patients and staff from the Winship Cancer Center will be marching at a simultaneous national rally in Washington,. William Wood, chair of surgery at the School of Medicine and a breast cancer expert, will be among those speaking at the national rally.
For information or to register, call The Wellness Community at 404-888-0050.
Annual Glenn School sale this Friday, Saturday
The Glenn School will hold its annual Children's Clothing Sale-now in its 11th year-Sept. 25 and 26. This market of more than 50,000 "gently used" items benefits the school's enrichment fund, which provides scholarships, teacher training and playground enhancement.
Infant clothes through girls' size 12 and boys' size 14 will be available as well as shoes, accessories, baby equipment, toys, books and games. The average item sells for about $3, Clothing Sale Co-chair Barbara Arne told the DeKalb Extra. "The shoppers who come on Saturday-half-price day-get really amazing bargains," she added.
Hours for the sale are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday (no children before noon) and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 404-634-6494.
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Violence Studies hosts forum on violence prevention
The Violence Studies Internship Program will hold its Fall Forum on Monday, Sept. 28, in Winship Ballroom. Presented by the internship students minoring in violence studies, the public forum will run from 4-8 p.m.
The forum is designed to give students, faculty, members of the Atlanta community and experts on violence prevention an opportunity to discuss their experiences and expectations for future violence prevention.
The three guest speakers who will make initial remarks are Jim Mercy, assistant director of the Division of Violence Prevention at the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; Sandra Wood, director of the Georgia Council on Child Abuse; and Judge Glenda Hatchett, chief judge of the Fulton County Juvenile Court.
For more information, call the Violence Studies Program at 404-727-7176.
PCSM holds diversity symposium
The President's Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) will hold a Universitywide symposium Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 12:30-5:30 p.m. in Winship Ballroom. The keynote speaker for the event, titled "Race and Diversity at Emory: Honoring Our Vision," will be Mildred Garcia, associate vice provost for equity issues at Arizona State-West University.
The symposium, sponsored in conjunction with the Association of American Colleges and Universities, 100 Black Men of DeKalb and the National Coalition Building Institute, will be the first in a series of conversations addressing issues facing minority students and the recruitment, promotion and retention of minority faculty and staff.
The symposium will begin with remarks by President Bill Chace, who will introduce Garcia. A panel discussion will follow Garcia's remarks, then the group will separate into breakout sessions to discuss various questions of diversity such as personal experiences, university policies and proposed solutions. The breakout sessions will be held from 1:45-3:45 p.m., with final reports and discussion of action plans from 3:45-5:30 p.m.
"The PCSM is interested in making sure that Emory understands the role that diversity must play in the future of our community," said David Patton, chair of the PCSM and assistant dean for student affairs at the law school. "We also understand the need for all the communities on campus to take part in the discussion."
For more information call the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services at 404-727-6754.