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Briefly, Feb. 2


Health-care reform: The School of Nursing in UNC Charlotte’s College of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with its alumni chapter, will host its third annual Distinguished Lectureship Conference Feb. 6 at UNC Charlotte Center City. The conference, “The Impact of Health Care Reform on Special Populations,” will offer interactive sessions on the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect populations such as women, senior adults and military veterans; and on issues related to prevention and costs, as well as challenges and solutions for health care. Susan DeVore, chief executive officer of Premier Healthcare, will be a featured keynote speaker. Other speakers will be Michael Bleich, the Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Dean and Professor at Washington University (Mo.); and Laurie Zephyrin, national director for reproductive health for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Registration is $75 per person and includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, reception and conference materials. Register online at

African-American Heritage events: During February, the Multicultural Resource Center at UNCC will host events to increase awareness of African-American Heritage Month: Feb. 3-28, photography exhibit, “A Queen and Her Crown: A Celebration of Natural Hair,” Student Union second-floor rotunda. Feb. 5, discussion, “Let’s Talk About It: Oppression,” 12:30 p.m., Student Union room 263. Feb. 10, documentary and discussion, “The New Black,” 7 p.m., Student Union movie theater. Feb. 18, “Women of Color Conversation Series,” 5:30 p.m., Student Union room 267. Feb. 19, discussion, “Let’s Talk About It: Micro-aggressions,” 12:30 p.m., Student Union room 263. Feb. 19, film screening, “Blood Done Sign My Name,” 7 p.m., Student Union movie theater; discussion afterward with UNCC alumnus and civil rights activist Ben Chavis. Feb. 25, “Bayard Rustin Center and Southerners on New Ground,” introducing the work of LGBTQ people of color in North Carolina, 5 p.m., Student Union room 340 GHI.

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Tea with President Washington: President George Washington will be the esteemed guest at a colonial tea service noon-1:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive. “Washington” will discuss his life and times, and those attending will have freshly brewed hot tea and homemade colonial-era desserts made with recipes from First Lady Martha Washington’s recipe book. Afterward, attendees can tour the 240-year-old house. The cost is $20 for adults and $15 for museum members. Special seating at the table with the president is $25 for adults, $20 for members. Space is limited, and advance registration is required; register online at Details: Lisa Jillani,