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April 12, 2018
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 HCCC 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 galleryFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.