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Not for publication Nov. 5, 1997 -- No. 821

Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 to 9:30 p.m.; Frank Porter Graham Student Union

College students to discuss women's health during roundtable discussion at UNC-CH

Domestic violence, breast cancer and AIDS will top a list of women's health issues discussed during a roundtable forum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Thursday, Nov. 6. It will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union.

UNC-CH is one of just four college campuses in the country chosen by the U.S. Public Health Service to host the discussion. The roundtable, which is free and open to the public, is expected to draw hundreds of students from UNC-CH and Duke, N.C. State and N.C. Central universities.

Event organizers say the National College Roundtable on Women's Health is a landmark opportunity for college women and men to learn ways to reduce their risk of premature death and share their health concerns with government, academic and community leaders.

The media is invited to attend the event, where several Student Health Service representatives will be available for interviews.

Parking: A limited number of metered spaces are available in front of the Student Union along South Road. Parking lots near the Student Union are open to the public after 5 p.m. Media also may park in the Swain Hall visitors' lot on Cameron Avenue near South Columbia Street. From there, walk across Cameron, behind the Campus Y and across Polk Place, then turn left toward the union. Another option is parking in the N.C. 54 (South Road) visitors' lot near Country Club Road and walking west up South Road to the union.

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