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Monday, December 1, 2014

World AIDS Day

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Description: December 1 is World AIDS Day, which was created to commemorate those who have died of AIDS, and to acknowledge the need for a continued commitment to all those affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

COM Health Equity Film Series: "Fire in the Blood" (56 minutes)

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sullivan Classroom, Med Ed 200
Description: An intricate tale of 'medicine, monopoly and malice', FIRE IN THE BLOOD tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996 - causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths - and the improbable group of people who decided to fight back.

Shot on four continents and including contributions from global figures such as Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu and Joseph Stiglitz, FIRE IN THE BLOOD is the never-before-told true story of the remarkable coalition which came together to stop 'the Crime of the Century' and save million of lives in the process.

A short discussion will take place after the film.

Free and open to the public. For more information please call 656-2267.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hanukkah (Chanukah)

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Description: December 16 (sunset) - December 24 (sunset) is Hanukkah (Chanukah). Also known as the Festival of Lights, it is an eight-day Jewish holiday recognizing the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. It is observed by lighting candles on a Menorah—one for each day of the festival.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Day

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Kwanzaa

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Description: Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States and also celebrated in the Western African Diaspora in other nations of the Americas. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.[1] Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba). It was created by Maulana Karenga, and was first celebrated in 1966–67. - Wikipedia

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Winter Break

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Winter Break

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Winter Break

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Winter Break

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Eid Milad Un Nabi

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Description: January 14 is Eid Milad Un Nabi, an Islamic holiday commerating the birthday of the prophet Muhammad. During this celebration, homes and mosques are decorated, large parades take place, and those observing the holiday participate in charity events.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Martin Luther King Day

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Description: Third Monday in January (January 20) is Martin Luther King Day, commemorating the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr., the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and an activist for non-violent social change until his assassination in 1968.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

MLK Health Equity Keynote - (Speaker TBD)

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sullivan Classroom, Med Ed 200
Description: The Martin Luther King Health Equity Keynote Lecture will take place immediately following the 2015 Public Health Poster Session. For more information contact 656-2267.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Black History Month

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Description: February is Black History Month in the United States and Canada. Since 1976, the month has been designated to remember the contributions of people of the African Diaspora.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Health Equity Film Series: "More Than a Month" (60 minutes)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Sullivan Classroom, Med Ed 200
Description: One Man’s Quest to End Black History Month Becomes a Humorous and Provocative Look at Race in “Post-Racial” America

Should Black History Month be ended? That’s the question explored by African American filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman as he embarks on a cross-country campaign to do just that. Both amusing and thought provoking, More Than a Month examines what the treatment of history tells us about race and power in contemporary America.

The film takes the form of a road trip that begins in Washington, D.C., crisscrosses the country during Black History Month 2010, and ends with an epilogue one year later. Combining cinema verité, man-on-the-street interviews, and inspired dramatizations, the film is a first-person narrative of the filmmaker’s quest to understand the implications of Black History Month.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Shrove Tuesday (Christian)

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ash Wednesday (Christian)

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

National Intellectual Disability Awareness Month

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

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Women's History Month

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Description: March is Women’s History Month. Started in 1987, Women’s History Month recognizes all women for their valuable contributions to history and society

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Health Equity Film: "You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here"

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sullivan Classroom, Med Ed 200
Description: In Danville, California, Lee Gorewitz wanders on a soul-searching odyssey through her Alzheimer’s & Dementia care unit. Confined by the limits of her physical boundaries, she scavenges for reminders of her life in the outside world. Yet her search is for more than a word, or a memory, or a familiar face. It is a quest for understanding.

A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of mental illness, You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don't is the first Alzheimer's documentary filmed exclusively in an Alzheimer’s & Dementia care unit, and the first told from the perspective of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The film reveals Lee's penetrating ruminations and charismatic vitality, challenging our preconceptions of illness and aging. Here is the journey of a woman who will not let us forget her – even as she struggles to remember her self.

A short discussion will follow the film. For more information, call 656-2267.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Good Friday (Christian)

Time: 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

LGBTQ Rainbow Graduation

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Maple Ballroom
Description: The LGBTQA Center hosts an annual LGBTQAwards & Rainbow Graduation Ceremony in May after Spring Semester classes end, complete with music, food, and fun, to celebrate UVM's LGBTQA community, its many achievements, and the LGBTQA students who are graduating - both undergrads and grads

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Health Equity Film Series: "Knocking" (53 minutes)

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sullivan Classroom, Med Ed 200
Description: KNOCKING opens the door on Jehovah's Witnesses. They are moral conservatives who stay out of politics and the Culture War, but they won a record number of court cases expanding freedom for everyone. They refuse blood transfusions on religious grounds, but they embrace the science behind bloodless surgery. In Nazi Germany, they could fight for Hitler or go to the concentration camps. They chose the camps.

Following two families who stand firm for their controversial and misunderstood Christian faith, KNOCKING reveals how one unlikely religion helped to shape history beyond the doorstep.

A short discussion will follow the film. For more information, please call 656-2267.

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