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Fullilove to discuss the effects of urban renewal at HSHP event April 26; will lead community forum April 27
Fullilove to discuss the effects of urban renewal at HSHP event April 26; will lead community forum April 27April 19, 2006Wendy S. Loughlinwsloughl@syr.edu
Dr. Mindy Fullilove, research psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and a professor of clinical psychiatry and public health at Columbia University, will visit Syracuse University April 26-27 as a guest of the College of Human Services and Health Professions (HSHP). She will discuss “The After Effects of Urban Renewal” on Wednesday, April 26 from 9:30-11 a.m. at 426 Ostrom Ave.
On Thursday, April 27, Fullilove will lead a community forum on housing discrimination from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave. She will be joined by Deborah Kenn, professor of law in SU’s College of Law, and Fred Zolna, a housing consultant with Christopher Community, a not-for-profit development and management company that promotes housing and health facilities for the elderly in Upstate New York.
Both the April 26 lecture and April 27 forum are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the University pay lots.
Fullilove spent several years as a community psychiatrist before joining the University of California, San Francisco’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies in 1986. She continued studying AIDS and other problems of inner-city neighborhoods after moving to New York City in 1990. As part of a funded study of the long-term consequences of urban renewal for African Americans, she co-founded NYC Recovers, an alliance of organizations concerned with the social and emotional recovery of New York City in the aftermath of 9/11.
She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, monographs and books, including “The House of Joshua: Meditations on Family and Place” (Universityof Nebraska Press, 1999) and “Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It” (One World/Ballantine, 2004).
For more information about her visit, contact Kelly Pettingill at 443-9233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.