Bishop’s Univer­sity Stu­dent Wins Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Award

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Len­noxville, Sher­brooke

Third year Bishop’s Univer­sity stu­dent, Erica Zucker, was hon­ored by the Golden Key In­ter­na­tional Honor So­ci­ety for her in­volve­ment in the com­mu­nity.

Scott Fried, New York-based youth health and sex ed­u­ca­tor and HIV/AIDS ac­tivist, will be at Cen­ten­nial The­atre on the Bishop’s Univer­sity / Cham­plain Col­lege cam­pus in Sher­brooke on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 22 at 7:30 p.m. to give the Tait-Chat­topad­hyay Memo­rial Hu­man­i­ties Lec­ture. The pre­sen­ta­tion is open to the pub­lic and is spon­sored by the Cham­plain Hu­man­i­ties Depart­ment, the Len­noxville & Dis­trict Women’s Cen­tre, the Cham­plain SEXed Peer Ed­u­ca­tors, the Cham­plain Stu­dents As­so­ci­a­tion, and the Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion “Place aux je­unes” pub­lic health pro­gram.

Mr. Fried will lead an au­di­ence through a soul-search­ing ex­plo­ration of the time­less con­cerns of youth and the par­tic­u­lar chal­lenges they face in our con­tem­po­rary mo­ment. Fried will show that young peo­ple’s ex­pe­ri­ences in the on­line world can be al­ter­nately daunt­ing, in­spir­ing, hurt­ful, and plea­sur­able, and that, ul­ti­mately, so­cial me­dia prac­tices re­flect a deeper and all-too hu­man de­sire to be seen, to be heard, and to con­nect.

For over twenty years, Scott Fried has worked closely with youth with an eye to what they find im­por­tant, and how ed­u­ca­tors, par­ents, and a car­ing com­mu­nity can support young peo­ple through common strug­gles such as bul­ly­ing, dis­crim­i­na­tion, low self-es­teem, fa­mil­ial con­flict, sub­stance abuse, dat­ing hard­ships, sex­ual iden­tity and sex­ual health con­cerns, body im­age is­sues, eat­ing dis­or­ders, self harm, and sui­cide. He has worked ex­ten­sively with ed­u­ca­tors and youth work­ers and is an an­nual guest speaker at the Of­fice of Pres­i­dent Clin­ton in New York City. His pre­sen­ta­tions are widely ac­claimed and have won nu­mer­ous awards and his writ­ings ap­pear in nu­mer­ous pe­ri­od­i­cals, news­pa­pers, and books. Scott vol­un­teers with Fa­mil­ias Salud­ables in Roatan, Hon­duras, where he helps build houses for in­di­gent fam­i­lies, con­ducts HIV/AIDS ed­u­ca­tional work­shops, and dis­trib­utes thou­sands of free con­doms.

The Tait-Chat­topad­hyay Memo­rial Hu­man­i­ties Lec­ture is an an­nual event that has been or­ga­nized for more than two decades by the Hu­man­i­ties Depart­ment of the Len­noxville Cam­pus of Cham­plain Re­gional Col­lege. The pur­pose of the event is to en­cour­age stu­dents and mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to re­flect crit­i­cally on in­tel­lec­tual, so­cial and cul­tural is­sues in con­tem­po­rary so­ci­ety.

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Scott Fried will be at Cen­ten­nial The­atre on the Bishop’s Univer­sity / Cham­plain Col­lege cam­pus in Sher­brooke this evening.

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