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International Scholar to Speak, Oct. 3

  • Published: September 24, 2012

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International Scholar to Speak, Oct. 3

Nazareth welcomes international scholar Claudette Crawford-Brown as she presents The Other Side of Paradise: the Impact of Violence on Children and Families in Jamaica on Wednesday, October 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the boardroom in Smyth Hall (room 120) at Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Crawford-Brown will analyze the complex historical economic, social, and cultural factors contributing to the epidemic of violence and trauma in Jamaica as well as prevention and intervention implications.

Dr. Crawford-Brown is currently a social work professor at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus and an expert on children and families in the Caribbean. Also an accomplished scholar and author, she has written several published articles and papers. Her two books, Children in the Line of Fire (2010) and Who Will Save our Children? The Plight of the Jamaican Child in the 1990s (1999), bring attention to the issue of children and violence in the Caribbean. Dr. Crawford-Brown received her bachelor’s degree from UWI, her master’s degree from Howard University, and her doctorate from Rutgers University.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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