Emory Report
February 23, 2009
Volume 61, Number 21



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February 23
, 2009
Advance Notice

Awards presented in LGBT community
Out & Equal Atlanta has chosen Emory as a “Hero Among Us” in the educational institution category of the workplace advocacy organization’s first awards series.

The Office of Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Life will present honors of its own at its Pride Awards Reception on Monday, March 2, at 6 p.m. at Miller-Ward Alumni House.

The first GALA Leadership Award will be presented as well as awards for graduate and undergraduate papers in the Studies in Sexualities Program Essay Contest. The annual Chesnut Award, given to an individual who has contributed greatly to the LGBT community at Emory, will be given and 2009 graduates will be recognized.

Prevention event engages men
A program by the national organization Men Stopping Violence will be held March 20 in the Few Multipurpose Room. The first part of the program, a lecture, is open to the Emory community from 10 a.m. to noon. The program continues with a workshop by Men Stopping Violence, for men only, until 2:30 p.m.; lunch will be provided for workshop participants. The registration deadline is March 13.

Aline Jesus Rafi, sexual assault prevention educator with Emory University Health Services, said the purpose of the event is to “try to see where the interest is. Relationship violence is something people don’t talk about. This is a way to let men get engaged in actively preventing violence in a way that’s not blaming, that’s positive.”

Co-sponsors include the Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention, Office of Residence Life, Center for Women at Emory and Emory Law Office of Student Affairs.

Women’s club hosts celebration
The Emory Women’s Club is holding a 90th anniversary celebration dinner to benefit the Emory Adopt-A-Scholar program and Emory Law’s Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic.

The event starts with cocktails and a silent auction at 6:30 p.m. at the Miller-Ward Alumni House, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person.

The Adopt-A Scholar program provides assistant to students with financial need, allowing donors to be a mentor to a first-year undergraduate. The club plans to contribute $2,500 a year to an adopted student and to take an active role in the student’s life.

Dancing through history

The Emory Friends of Dance Lecture “From the Noble to the Grotesque” will shed light on Baroque dance’s resonance in today’s world. Catherine Turocy of the New York Baroque Dance Company will give the free public lecture Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Schwartz Center’s Dance Studio.

For information: www.arts.emory.edu.