Dr. Benvenuti's talk on depression to be streamed live!

Publish Date: 
Mar 11, 2015

SALINAS, Calif. – Educator in Residence Dr. Anne Benvenuti is back for a series of talks and workshops this week at Hartnell College.  This Thursday, March 12, 2014, she is presenting a one-hour public lecture at 6:00 p.m. at 411 Central Avenue, Building K-125, Salinas, CA.  The talk is free and will also be streamed live.

The topic for her presentation is Gender, Depression, and Social ChangeDepression is currently the third-ranked non-communicable disease, according to the World Health Organization. Although there are many differences in how depression manifests and is treated around the world, gendered patterns of coping and depression are broadly similar across most cultures, and therefore provide an excellent opportunity for intervention. In this series of events, Dr. Benvenuti will draw from her six years of experience as a member of the United Nations NGO Committee for Mental Health and Education, and her practice and teaching in the field of psychology in order to provide a broad perspective on these issues, inclusive of self-care practices to build resilience and prevent depression.

To register for the webinar, go to:
After you register, a confirmation email will contain information about joining the webinar.

Students, employees, and the community are invited to participate in this opportunity brought forth by the Professional Development Committee at Hartnell College. 

Dr. Benvenuti was nominated in 2014 for a Pulitzer for nonfiction and will draw on her experience from 24 years as a psychology and philosophy professor at Cerro Coso Community College; she is a poet and author of Spirit Unleashed: Re-imagining Human-Animal Relations.

Her agenda for this visit will include:

Dr. Benvenuti’s next visits will be on April 16-17, 2015 with the topic Spirit unleashed: reimagining human-animal relations; and May 29, 2015 with Educator in residence closing activity. For more on Dr. Benvenuti, go to http://newarchaic.net/?page_id=21.

Hartnell Community College District

The Hartnell CCD serves over 15,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.  ###