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Agnes Scott College’s Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center and the Gay Johnson McDougall Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion are proud to collaborate with Emory University, Georgia State University, and Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights on this Native American Heritage Month community conversation to be held tomorrow, Saturday, November 14th at 10:00 a.m.

The event titled “This Land Tells A Story: Decatur’s Indigenous African Connection” will feature Beth Michel, MPH, Tohono O’odham citizen, Associate Dean of Admission and Lead for Native American Outreach at Emory University; Natsu Taylor Saito, Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law at Georgia State University; John Winterhawk, Member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation; and Akinyele Umoja, Ph.D., Professor ofAfrican-American Studies at Georgia State University. It will be moderated by Fonta High, Co-Chair of Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights. Yves-Rose Porcena, Vice-President for Equity and Inclusion at Agnes Scott College will deliver the opening remarks.

To attend, please go to Beacon Hill Conversation.

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The Decatur Lifelong Community Advisory Board kicks off a monthly Third Thursday series of informative talks in May. The talks will cover a wide variety of topics related to making Decatur a place to live throughout your lifetime. Whether you have concerns about your parents, children, grandchildren or yourself, you will discover resources to answer your questions.

The first talk is this Thursday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center. Guest speakers Kyle Jenette and Deborah Westover will cover the risks of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as well as the signs of cognitive decline versus normal aging. They will also debunk common myths about memory loss as people age.

Kyle Jennette is Clinical Research Coordinator for the Division of Cognitive Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine and the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. He is board certified in psychometry (the measure of cognitive abilities such as memory, attention and problem solving) and has worked as a clinical psychometrician for five years.

Deborah Westover is Clinical Research Nurse at Emory University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. She has more than four years of experience working in the Neuroscience field, including time working at Grady Memorial Hospital’s Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center.

For more information or to suggest a future topic contact Lee Ann Harvey, Lifelong Community Coordinator, at leeann.harvey@decaturga.com or 678-553-6548.

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