The Cazenovia Forum Board of Directors is pleased to announce our virtual lectures for 2021 spring. Due to COVID-19 concerns and venue limitations our in-person lectures are still suspended, however we do have some lectures planned for March and April 2021 that will be streamed via Zoom. Advance registration will be required to get the link to attend the lecture.


Andy Pattison and Sharon Anderson - "CLIMATE CHANGE: Global Challenge and Local Responses"

Date: April 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM EDT
Venue: Live-stream ZOOM presentation - Link to register

Cazenovia Forum's next event will be part of the Greater Cazenovia Earth Week celebration. Our virtual event will feature a discussion between Colgate University professor Andy Pattison and Sharon Anderson, of EcoLogic in Cazenovia. Andy and Sharon will discuss how local communities and local government can plan for climate change including roles, opportunities, examples of best practices, available resources and tools, and public engagement.

Andy Pattison is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Colgate University. Some of his research and teaching interests include sustainability and climate action planning, U.S. environmental politics and policy, adaptive management of socialecological systems, the role of science and technical information in the policy process, and issues of urban environmental justice and social equity.

The event will take place on Friday, April 23 at 7 PM via Zoom. The meeting is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing info about joining the meeting.


Shannon R. Magari - "The Science of COVID-19: Controls, Testing, Vaccines, and What Lies Ahead"

Date: Friday, March 19, 2021 7 PM ET
Venue: Live-stream ZOOM presentation - Link to presentation

Dr. Magari, Visiting Scientist at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and a principal owner of Colden Corporation, will discuss which control strategies we need to keep, which ones we can eliminate and what we should think about adding as we navigate through another year of the pandemic. She will review the current state of testing, what public health professionals are hoping for and where it will fall throughout 2021. She will a significant portion of the presentation to the COVID19 vaccines and explain how the vaccine platforms work and what the safety and efficacy data say.

Dr. Magari serves as the Vice President of Health Sciences and co-chair of the litigation support practice with Colden Corporation. Over the past year Dr. Magari and her team have helped develop COVID 19 safety plans and conducted workplace audits to protect those working in industries ranging from energy production and distribution, to healthcare, to food, pharmaceutical and television production. Dr. Magari holds a Doctor of Science in Environmental Health from Harvard University with a concentration in Occupational Epidemiology. She currently serves as the President of the Northeast Biological Safety Association.

The presentation was free and open to public and was streamed via Zoom.

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