Hamilton College plans series of events on theme “The Battle Against Breast Cancer: Who’s in Charge”

The Kirkland Project for the Study of Gender, Society and Culture at Hamilton College is sponsoring a series of events this fall aimed at informing the community about the current status of treatment, research and medical, social and cultural consequences of breast cancer. The series of events, which will include lectures, panels and films is entitled "The Battle Against Breast Cancer: Who's in Charge?" All events are free and open to the public.

The events, with time and location, include:
Bassett Healthcare Mobile Mammography Van, Friday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Bristol Campus Center;
Byllye Avery, founder of the National Black Women's Health Project, will speak on "Breast Cancer: A Health Issue for African American Women," Thursday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. in the Hamilton College Chapel, reception to follow at the Bristol Campus Center;
Breast Cancer Survivors panel, including survivors of the disease and their families, Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m., Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building;
"How Do We Treat Breast Cancer Today" panel, including physicians and other health care professionals discussing the latest wisdom on treatment; Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m., Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Bldg.;
Documentary films that deal with various aspects of breast cancer, followed by a discussion, Monday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m., Kirner-Johnson Auditorium;
Gallery of Courage, a display of photographs and quotations from breast cancer survivors representing each county in New York State, Thursday, Oct. 1 - Wednesday, Oct. 14, open 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Beinecke Student Activities Village;
Lecture by novelist Anna Quindlen, author of One True Thing, a novel about the problems families face dealing with a family member dying of cancer, and Black and Blue, Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 4:15 p.m. in the Hamilton College Chapel, followed by a book signing in Bristol Campus Center, Dwight Lounge;
Lecture by Dr. Susan Love, author of Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book, Wednesday, Nov. 3, time and place to be announced;
Lecture by Dr. Ana Soto, prize-winning researcher on breast cancer, Monday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. in the Science Auditorium.

The Kirkland Project is named in honor of Kirkland College, from 1968-78 a college for women coordinate with Hamilton College. The Project addresses questions and issues of gender, diversity and social justice and provides college-wide opportunities for dynamic intellectual discussion, interaction and exchange.

For more information on any of these events, contact Holly Foster, Hamilton College Communications, at (315) 859-4068, or Esther Kanipe of the Kirkland Project, at (315) 859-4357.

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