Wayne State University School of Social Work hosts health clinics, Underground Railroad experienceJanuary 30, 2013
DETROIT— Consistent with its commitment to physical health and social unity, Wayne State University's School of Social Work (SSW) is inviting the campus community to attend two wellness clinics and an excursion celebrating civil rights in America.
On Jan. 31, the school will host a weight management and stress reduction clinic from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 150 of Thompson Home. The clinic will be run by Christie Bellak, coordinator of public health programs at the WSU Campus Health Center. She will offer tips about weight maintenance, physical activity and stress reduction and lead participants in self-assessments and personal goal development. Bellak will also describe a host of campus health resources, including the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center and the Wellness Warriors program.
To keep flu season at bay, the school will host a mobile flu clinic for students on Feb. 14, also in Thompson Home Room 150 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Shots are free for students, however students are encouraged to bring any proof of insurance they may have so the Center can defray the costs of the shots.
While it is not required, individuals wishing to attend the clinics are encouraged to RSVP with the SSW Office of Admissions and Student Services at 313-577-4409. Those wishing to obtain a flu shot can save time by arriving with completed Campus Health Center patient enrollment and consent forms, which can be obtained at health.wayne.edu under “Flu Shots Now Available, View Schedule.”
Finally, to celebrate Black History Month and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the school is hosting a trip to the Underground Railroad Reenactment Tour at First Congregational Church of Detroit, located one block east of the WSU camps at 33 Forest Avenue. The tour, which lasts approximately one hour, will be held on Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. and feature a short educational video followed by a live interactive reenactment with actors. Participants will be guided along the escape route to freedom.
“The reenactment tour is a riveting experience that helps individuals of all ages and ethnicities appreciate the courage of the slaves who escaped to freedom and the men and women who put themselves in great danger to help them,” said Janet Joiner, assistant dean for student affairs at the School of Social Work. “This tour is a celebration of human unity and selflessness – two values we can cultivate to make today’s society better.”
The cost of the tour is $9 per person if more than 20 people attend; $12 per person if the group includes fewer than 20 people. Individuals wishing to attend must RSVP with the SSW Office of Admissions and Student Services at 313-577-4409.
Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 29,000 students.
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