Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Event Reminders

It's not TGIF yet, but here are a few weekday and weeknight events which will help Friday come around a bit quicker:

Bronx Health Fair
There will be a free health fair tomorrow, 10/29, from 10am to 4pm at the Bronx Supreme Court Rotunda (851 Grand Concourse and 161st Street). There will be free medical screening, rapid HIV oral testing, insurance enrollment, GED enrollment and scholarship information, as well as representatives from pharmacies, colleges, and banks. Click here for more information.

Harvard University Professor to Lecture at Manhattan College
The first annual Frederick M. Schweitzer Lecture on the Holocaust and Genocide will feature Samantha Power of Harvard University. Professor Power (who happens to be a Pulitzer Prize winner... not too shabby, eh?) will explore a crucial issue: "Can Genocide Be Stopped?: U.S. Foreign Policy in an Age of Terror" looking at the events of the last few decades and the U.S. role in them with a critical eye. The lecture will be held this Thursday, 10/30, at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium and will be free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Jeff Horn, Director -- Manhattan College Holocaust Resource Center at jeff.horn@manhattan.edu or (718)862-7129.

Protest Cuts for Seniors' Programming
Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Jr. invites all Bronx senior citizen organizations to a hearing to protest the future loss of funding for seniors. Under a Department for the Aging proposal, 111 senior programs funded by the Borough President are slated to lose all funding effective July 1, 2009. Voice your opinions on this issue at the public hearing which is scheduled for this Thursday, 10/30 at 10am in the auditorium at Lincoln Hospital (234 E. 149th Street). Click here for more information, or call 917-488-2563.


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