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