Spelman College hosts panel discussion on dating and sexual health

10/17/2013, 6:05 p.m.
Foundation and OraQuick, will present a relationship panel discussion from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, at Sisters Chapel, ...
Dr. Rachael Ross is a family doctor and sexologist.

Spelman College, in conjunction with the Reed for Hope Foundation and OraQuick, will present a relationship panel discussion from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, at Sisters Chapel, 350 Spelman Lane S.W., Atlanta, GA 30314.

The panel discussion, featuring sex expert and “The Doctors” TV show co-host Dr. Rachael Ross and other notables, will explore dating, relationships and sexual health.

The goal of the panel, part of OraQuick’s “Life. As We Know It.” campaign and Reed for Hope Foundation’s LoveHealthy initiative, is to provide insight through real dialogue to encourage healthy relationships and promote responsibility as it relates to sexual health.

The group will also partner with Spelman’s Department of Student Health Services to encourage students to get tested for conditions like STI’s, HIV, breast cancer, and blood pressure to affirm their love for wellness and health and celebrate Spelman’s Wellness Revolution. The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

Clark Atlanta University Awarded $300K in Grant Funding

The United Methodist Church recently approved a Black College Fund grant totaling $300,000 to Clark Atlanta University to support infrastructural improvements to McPheeters-Dennis Hall.

The historic building houses several academic departments. The grant money was used to replace the original roof, which was more than 50 years old, with a new TPO LEED compliant roof.

CAU has also embarked on a multi-year renovation project to upgrade the physical and aesthetic space at McPheeters-Dennis Hall and improve the technology and equipment used in the classrooms and laboratories. The renovations include state-of-the-art technological enhancements, 100 percent mechanical and electrical systems replacement and upgrades.

Rainbow PUSH Coalition Conference

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund will host their 14th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference in Atlanta, November 1-2 at the Hyatt Regency, located at 265 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303.  This year’s conference theme is “Fairness in the Work Place, the Marketplace and the Public Square;” and will focus on financial literacy, business growth and development, job creation, civil rights enforcement and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).  For more information call 404-525-5663 or visit www.rainbowpushatlanta.org.

Atlanta School Board Candidate Forum

The 100 Black Men of Atlanta will be holding three public forums for candidates for the Atlanta school board. Each forum will cover three of the nine races for the board. The forums are scheduled for: Oct. 22 at Ebenezer Baptist Church; Oct. 23 at The Temple in Midtown Atlanta and Oct. 24 at Cascade United Methodist Church in southwest Atlanta.

AKAs sponsor production of Madam C. J. Walker

The Ivy Community Foundation and Kappa omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will present a production based on the life and legacy of this country’s first black female millionaire Madam C. J. Walker. The Americolor production will be Oct. 26, 7 p.m. at the Ivy Community Center, 3850 Stone Road. Proceeds will benefit the Gate City Day Nursery Association. Tickets for this black-tie event are $50. For more information call 404-349-9682.

Night Court Coming to College Park

Plans are underway to set up a night court in College Park, a southern suburb of Atlanta. The court will be held the first and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning Jan. 7. City Manager Terrence Moore says the court will hear cases such as minor criminal offenses and code-enforcement.