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    < proudly announces its fourth annual Civic Engagement Series, “Society and Health: From Northfield to Nation.” This year’s series consists of fourteen events during February and early March, all centered around issues of health and health care, and how they affect our society, locally, nationally, and globally. All events are free and open to members of the Carleton community. Here are just some of the events to look forward to this year. Check out our posters around campus or stop into the ACT Center (Sayles 150), to learn more.

    We kick off the Series with the opening of the “Portraits of Home” photography exhibit on Monday, February 2 at 4:00 p.m. in the library athenaeum. Community organizers and professional photographers will speak about the health and housing challenges faced by returning veterans. The photography exhibit will be available for viewing throughout the month of February.

    Tuesday, February 3rd, Alan Rubenstein, a former senior consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics, will be discussing the controversial practice of determining death and its effects on organ donation. This event will take place in Leighton 204 at 12:00 p.m.

    We will be showing the four-part series “Unnatural Causes: Is equality making us sick” each Wednesday (Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25) evening in the Library Athenaeum at 6:00 p.m. Pizza will be served.

    Monday, February 9, ACT is hosting an excursion to a free health clinic in Minneapolis, the Neighborhood Involvement Program clinic, from 9:00am to 2:30 pm. The tour will be followed by lunch at the Midtown Global Market.

    Tuesday, February 10, we will have the “Careers in Social Justice: Health” panel discussion, where you can learn about opportunities in a variety of health fields. Panelists include a Program Officer with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN, an independent consultant and former director for Health Policy for Hennepin County, and a Health Care Organizer at Take Action Minnesota. The event will take place in Boliou 104 at 12:00 pm.

    Thursday, February 19, Delphine Barringer, a non-medical staff member from Doctors Without Borders, will be speaking about her experiences working with the organization in Sudan and Haiti, as well as giving a general overview of the organization. Library Athenaeum, 12:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, February 24, we host the “Who is Northfield?: Issues in Health” panel in Great Hall at 12:00 p.m. Panelists include the Vice President of Operations at the Northfield Hospital, Director of Public Health for Rice County, Project Coordinator for Rice County Growing Up Healthy, Program Director for Omada Behavioral Health, and a music therapist.

    We end our series March 2nd with the annual Cuts for Cancer event. Professional hair stylists will give haircuts, with all proceeds going toward the Ted Mullin Memorial Fund and Locks of Love. Besides getting a haircut, students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a variety of other events supporting these organizations.

    Please join ACT for one or all of these great events!

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