Date: February 16, 2009
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immedieate Release
University Park, IL, February 16, 2009 – The Governors State University Honors Program and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Political and Justice Studies Program are sponsoring a Civic and Community Engagement lecture series beginning with a presentation by Dr. Quentin Young.
Dr. Young is the former Chair of Medicine at Cook County Hospital, a civil rights activist and coordinator, contributor to Chicago Public Radio, and CEO of Physicians for a National Health Program. His presentation, “Empowering Community to Serve the Public Health,” is on February 25, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Hall of Honors.
Additional lectures in the series include “Bringing in the Community to Serve Juvenile Offenders” by Sr. Catherine Ryan, Executive Director of Maryville Academy, on March 25; “Community Development” by Mary Houghton, President of ShoreBank and Chair of ShoreBank International, on April 1; and “Promoting Civic and Community Engagement” by the Honorable Abner Mikva, Federal First District Court Judge, on April 15.
The lectures in this series are free and open to the public. Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park. For more information, call (708) 534-4578.