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Global Understanding Project

Friday, April 13, 2007

10 – 11 a.m.
McAllan Hall
HIV/AIDS in Africa/Ghana
Marjorie Bafaty and Morris Saldov
SO 655 01
Co-sponsored by Center for Human and Community Wellness
This presentation is on the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa
10 – 11:15 a.m.
Club Dining Room
Finding Self-Esteem in the Sacred Feminine
Joanne Jodry and Amanda Berger with Wendy Turton – PY 517
Co-sponsored by Center for Human and Community Wellness
The sacred feminine is often overlooked in the patriarchal focused monotheistic traditions. This workshop will look at Judeo-Christian women of the bible and draw attention to roles, attitudes and references to their sexuality. Due to historical, sexual marginalization of many women in these religious traditions, the sacred feminine has been disregarded by the mainstream. This interactive discussion will address feminine psyche, self-esteem and self-efficacy in relation to the sacred feminine.
10 – 11:15 a.m.
Club 107/108
Peace Corps
Nancy Mezey – SO 101
Come learn about joining the Peace Corps and see slides from Mali, West Africa.
10 a.m.
– 12:45 p.m.
H. R. Young Auditorium, Bey Hall
An Inconvenient Truth: Where Do We Go From Here?
Judy Kramer, Sailesh Rao, and Kelly Ward
Judy Kramer and Sailesh Rao are two of the 200 nationally trained speakers who have materials and discussion points on the follow up to Al Gore's movie, The Inconvenient Truth. After the movie, there will a discussion.
11:30 a.m.
– 12:45 p.m.
Club 107
Towards A Better Understanding of AIDS: How Assumptions Keep Us in The Dark
Laura Kelly and Bojana Beric
Co-sponsored by Center for Human and Community Wellness
This will be an interactive workshop that will allow for safe and confidential disclosure of feelings, recognition of differences, and discussion of how assumptions keep us in the dark about the local impact of AIDS.
1 – 3 p.m.
Club 110
New Jersey Global Educators Meeting
Saliba Sarsar
NJGE was established in 1979 to promote and enhance curriculum, teacher education, student program development, and research in the areas of international and intercultural education.
1:15 — 2:30 p.m.
Wilson Auditorium
Global Health: Towards Human and Community Wellness
Gene Cheslock, Congressman Frank Pallone, Bojana Beric, and Fran Trotman
Co-sponsored by Center for Human and Community Wellness
Moderator: Dean Marilyn Lauria, Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing
2 – 3 p.m.
Club 107
Indexical Expressions Used In Medical Consultations to Refer To Antiretroviral Medications and the Pragmatics of Emotive Communication: A Case Study In Uruguay, South America
Roxanna Delbene
Using the theoretical framework of the pragmatics of emotive communication (Caffi and Janney 1994), it is argued that naming is a way of being in control of our life experience as well as an expression of emotional involvement. In spite of the antiretrovirals’ downside, it is well known that without them, the HIV infection is a death sentence. For this reason, it is speculated that naming the antiretrovirals by using either their generic or commercial names is an expression of the participants’ attachment to and commitment with the medical treatment.
– 3:45 p.m.
H R Young Auditorium
Bey Hall
Maintaining Psychological Health: Body, Mind, and Spirit Connections
Lauren Rigney and Joanne Jodry - Panel Discussion
Co-sponsored by Center for Human and Community Wellness
There is a fast growing movement within the mental health field that explores the mind, body and spirit connections. Instead of staying within our academic disciplines and focusing only within its boundaries of knowledge, this panel will explore the importance of treating the whole person and all aspects of his/her humanness. This panel will also present experiential exercises that allow the participant to use introspection to evaluate and incorporate the information personally.
4 – 5:45 p.m.
Turrell Board Room
Substance Abuse: A Global-based Problem in Need of a Community-based Answer
Keith Morgen, Alan Cavaiola, Carolyn Bradley, and Laura Jannone
Co-sponsored by Center for Human and Community Wellness
Substance abuse is a global problem encompassing myriad cultural aspects. This panel will review some key areas of cultural importance when trying to both understand and alleviate the epidemic. The panel will cover the historical and cultural roots of America's drug laws, cultural and ethnic-based adolescent intervention plans, the cultural elements of alcoholism in women, and how to create a culturally-relevant bridge between the research and practice components of the substance abuse treatment field. All panelists have numerous years of experience in the clinical and/or research fields of substance abuse.
– 6:30 p.m.
H R Young Auditorium
Bey Hall
Monsieur Ibrahim
Golam Mathbor and Nazim Uddin
In this French film, Omar Sharif plays the role of Monsieur Ibrahim, a Muslim shop owner in a working class neighborhood of Paris. Though an elderly widower, his life takes on new meaning when he befriends Momo, a lonely Jewish boy in the neighborhood. As their friendship grows, they find in each other something that had been missing from their own lives, and leads them on an adventure which would change both of their lives.



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