Addiction Summit Looks at Treatment

Addiction Summit Looks at Treatment

The Glendale Community College Alcohol/Drug Studies Program and the Alcohol/Drug Studies Club are presenting Addiction Summit 2011, “Substance Abuse Treatment: Taking a Medical and Mental Health Holistic Approach Now,” on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will feature a guest speaker and breakout sessions that focus on advances in addiction treatment. The summit is free and open to the public.

Dr. H. Westley Clark, Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be the keynote speaker. His presentation will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Auditorium. Breakout sessions will be held in the Student Center following the presentation.

For information about the summit contact Ben Salazar, Director of the GCC Alcohol/Drug Studies Program, at (818) 240-1000, ext. 5513.


GCC English Professor Gives Poetry Reading

GCC English professor Bart Edelman will participate in a poetry reading at The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Edelman will read from his collection of poems.

At GCC, Edelman is editor of “Eclipse, A Literary Journal,” a collection of poetry and fiction submissions published annually at the college.

Ron Koertge, Douglas Kearney and Charles Harper Webb also will give readings at the event. Wine and cheese will be served. Suggested donation is $5. The Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 N. Raymond Ave. The event is sponsored by Red Hen Press. Contact publicity@redhenpress for information.


GATE Exhibits GCC Artists’ Work

“Punch: Prints by David John Attyah” and “Utopia: Constructions by Mark Gens” are part of an exhibition presented by Glendale Area Temporary Exhibitions (GATE) currently on display at 100 N. Brand Blvd.

“Punch” is a mixed media wall installation consisting of large-scale etchings, cut paper and gilded frames. Attyah teaches drawing, design and printmaking in the college’s studio arts program. Gens is the Instructional Lab Tech in the same department at GCC. His “Utopia” is a series of 3D wall constructions in depictions of sleek modernist skyscrapers.

GATE transforms vacant storefronts into art exhibition sites. Visit for more information.

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