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Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

Media Contact: Jan Wenzel 401-874-2116

URI Providence announces spring events and workshops

PROVIDENCE, R.I.. -- January 31, 2003 -- The University of Rhode Island Providence Campus will celebrate Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and remember the Holocaust with a series of events and workshops this spring. All are free and open to the public. The campus is located at 80 Washington Street.

Saturday, Feb. 8
In celebration of African-American culture and diversity, a musical program will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. featuring Twyce, Abigail Ifatola Jefferson, Annie Gessinger, The Jones Foundation, Cathedral of Life Church Choir, Peruvian Soul Dance Group, and the Roger Willims Middle School Dance Group. The event will take place in the Paff Auditorium, located on the first floor. Craft vendors and food will be available beginning at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 5
In honor of the contributions of women throughout history, the URI Providence Campus will host Her Stories Film Festival on Wednesday, March 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 260A. Providence Phoenix columnist, Pam Steager, will show videos and lead a discussion concerning the 2003 theme Women Pioneering the Future.

Wednesday, March 19
On Wednesday, March 19 from noon – 1:30 p.m. a Coming Home to the Body workshop will be presented by Sara Wye, a licensed mental health counselor and former broadcast and newspaper reporter, in Room 207. Topics will include body image and self-acceptance.

Wednesday, March 26
Therapist Sue Corrigan will conduct a workshop, Energy Healing: What it is and how you do it?, on Wednesday, March 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 244.

Wednesday, April 2
On Wednesday, April 2 celebrations for Women’s History Month will conclude with Women: Spring Tonics. This workshop, held from noon – 1:30 p.m. in Room 242, will be led by Jillian Van Nostrand, R.N., herbalist, nutritionist, and midwife. Herbal remedies will be discussed for ailments such as hot flashes, insomnia, and PMS. Samples and demonstrations will also be given on how to make herbal infusions and mineral baths.

Wednesday, April 9
A workshop entitled Create Your Ideal Life will be held on Wednesday, April 9 from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 242 by Dr. Mary Zahm, professor of psychology at Bristol Community College and adjunct instructor of psychology at URI. Topics will include critical thinking, creating a well-balanced life plan, and using effective time management strategies.

Monday, April 28
The final springtime event, Remembering the Holocaust, will take place on Monday, April 28 from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 242. A Jewish Holocaust survivor will speak of her life under Nazi occupation during World War II. Global issues of racism, prejudice, hatred and tolerance will also be discussed.

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