2016-02-18 / Living

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Forever Young? Maximizing Our Options as We Age

FLINT – Forever Young? Maximizing Our Options as We Age is the topic of the Your Health Lecture Series event Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Gorman Auditorium on the Flint campus of Mott Community College, 1401 E. Court Street. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested at humanmedicine.msu.edu/ yourhealthlectures.htm or by calling 616-234- 2667.

Preparing for the “golden years” often requires planning much in advance. This Your Health Lecture will feature Dr. Joan Ilardo will discussing the importance of advance planning and its effects on quality of life such as physical, environmental, cognitive, psychological, social and financial matters.

The Your Health Lecture Series is a collaborative community event sponsored by Mott Community College, McLaren Flint and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Flint Campus.– G.G.

Genesee County Animal Control presents annual rabies clinic

FLINT – Genesee County Animal Control, 4351 Pasadena Ave., will present its annual rabies clinic, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shots are available for $10 with the purchase of a 2016 license. Water is available for pickup for Flint residents. – G.G.

MCC to host visiting Fulbright scholar Feb. 17-18

Dr. Carmel Christy Kattithara Joseph to speak on gender identity in India

FLINT – The International Institute of Mott Community College will host Fulbright Scholar Dr. Carmel Christy Kattithara Joseph, Assistant Professor of Journalism at Kamala Nehru Women’s College, New Delhi, India, on the Flint campus Feb. 17 and 18. Dr. Kattithara Joseph will present a lecture titled “Narrating Life: Understanding Subjects Through Spaces--Dalit (“Untouchable”) Women of Kerala, India,” on Feb. 18, from 1-2:30 p.m. in the MCC Events Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

“Dr. Kattithara Joseph will provide MCC students and the public a unique opportunity to engage with the wider world. Dr. Kattithara Joseph adds an insightful perspective on how geography is a socially produced reality, and how it impacts self-identity of women authors, specifically Dalit women in Kerala,” said Brian Harding, Associate Professor of History and Coordinator of the International Institute at Mott Community College. MCC History professor Brian Harding will give an introductory talk”

Dr. Kattithara Joseph has also worked on questions of caste, gender, language, and media studies. Her most recently published work is “The Politics of Sexuality and Caste: Looking through Kerala’s Public Space,” an article in an edited volume on modernity in Kerala. In addition to the public lecture, Dr. Kattithara Joseph will speak to Mott College classes Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. – G.G.

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