More Spring Events

Posted: April 15, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: April 15, 2010 at 9:54 am

Following are several events to add to your spring calendar.

Health Care Panel Discussion and Dialogue

The Dialogue and Difference Project and the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution Undergraduate Program are cosponsoring a panel discussion and facilitated dialogue, “Health Care: Constitutional Danger or Human Right?” on Tuesday, April 20, 7 to 9 p.m. in Research I, Room 163.

Students are encouraged to listen to expert discussion of relevant issues surrounding health care reform, ask questions and then participate in facilitated dialogue exploring ongoing challenges in the creation of an accessible, affordable health care system.

Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Patricia Maulden (pmaulden@gmu.edu).

Earth Day Goat Exhibition

Goats were part of Mason's Earth Day celebration for the first time last year.

The Women and Gender Studies Program will host its second annual goat exhibition on Earth Day, April 22, in the grassy area between the Johnson Center and King Hall.

A family of local farmers will bring their goats to raise awareness for the Goat Project, an ongoing effort to raise money to benefit Ugandan women by providing them goats.

These animals provide their owners with a livelihood, a way to produce goods both for themselves and for profit. All are invited to see the local goats and learn about their connection to this global project.

Representatives will accept donations and provide more information about the project.

For more information, contact Vicki Kirsch in the Women and Gender Studies Center at 703-993-2896 or wmst@gmu.edu.

Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts

The 25th annual Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Festival starts on April 16 with a champagne reception and musicale at 7:30 p.m. in Old Town Hall.

This opening celebration includes performances by outstanding young musicians and performers from Mason as well as Fairfax High School, Robinson High School and the Fairfax Choral Society Youth Chorus. To attend, e-mail fairfaxarts@fairfaxva.gov or call 703-352-ARTS.

For a complete schedule of events for the three-week festival, see www.fairfaxspotlight.org.

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