19th FREE lecture is part of HCCC’s Department of Cultural Affairs
‘Spotlight’ series showcasing high-achieving faculty and
April 12, 2018, Jersey City, NJ –
Hudson County residents and community members are invited to learn
about the challenges of healthy living in urban areas at a free
lecture and environmental presentation at Hudson County Community
College (HCCC). The event, which is being held to coincide with
Earth Day, will take place on Thursday, April 19 beginning at 10 a.m.
at the Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium located on the top floor at 71 Sip
Ave. in Jersey City – across the street from the Journal Square
PATH Transportation Center.
The event is part of the HCCC Department
of Cultural Affairs’ “HCCC Spotlight” series, which highlights
faculty and community members
of high achievement and includes panel discussions, lectures, and a
variety of community-minded programs.
The April 19 event will be moderated by
HCCC Coordinator of Sociology and Anthropology Dr. Nabil Marshood and
will feature a special guest speaker, New York University Professor
Dr. Kristen Day, whose research and teaching explore issues of health
and well-being in urban environments, with a focus on social justice.
Dr. Day, who received her Ph.D. in Architecture at the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is active in research on planning and design for
physical activity. Her current research examines features of urban
environments that are associated with decreased physical activity and
increased obesity, and behavioral responses to air pollution in
rapidly growing cities in China.
Additionally, HCCC Environmental Studies
students will give a presentation about the challenges of
gentrification in an urban setting. Gentrification is the
controversial process of renovating deteriorating urban neighborhoods
for middle class tastes, often coming at the cost of displacing poor
and low-income residents. The presentation will be led by HCCC
Professor Jamie San Andres.
Following the lecture, those in
attendance are invited to visit the Benjamin J. Dineen, III and
Dennis C. Hull Gallery – also on the sixth floor – to view James
O’Shea’s contemporary deconstructed painted landscapes of Hudson,
NY, which are on loan from the Carrie Haddad Gallery.
Additional information on this free event
may be obtained by phoning the Department of Cultural Affairs at
201-360-4182 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.