ASEZ Mental Health Forum
To raise awareness and seek the solution for mental health issues during the pandemic, the ASEZ university student volunteer group at the University of Connecticut [UCONN], Southern Connecticut State University, and Yale University hosted an online forum. The forum panelists included the President of UCONN Dr. Thomas C. Katsouleas, General Pediatrician and UCONN Medical School Preceptor Dr. Tina Roman, and Director of Mental Health and Counseling at Yale University Dr. Paul Hoffman. The panelists discussed about mental health among university students. They highlighted the importance of having an open discussion, and offered ways to combat mental health...
Removal of Exotic Trees for Biodiversity Conservation
ASEZ Members in Pretoria, Rep. South Africa, Collected Exotic Trees at Klapperkop Nature Reserve
On June 27, 2021, ASEZ members in Pretoria, Rep. South Africa, visited Klapperkop Nature Reserve. Klapperkop Nature Reserve was established by the Department of Nature Conservation in Pretoria in 1989. It is a home for birds and mammals such as zebras. However, recently, wattle trees were growing in this place, affecting wild animals and plants...
City Cleanups for the Implementation of the SDGs
ASEZ Beautified the City of Escondido in the U.S.
On July 22, ASEZ members in Escondido, U.S. cleaned California Center for the Arts and Grape Day Park in Escondido. About ten members took part in this cleanup, focusing on removing weeds in those areas...
'Reduce Crime Together' Video
"Kind Words and Actions" Prevents COVID-19-related Crimes
COVID-19 and the Change in Crime
The onset and spread of COVID-19 have affected nearly every country and continent. Not only has the virus infected, sickened about 190 million people, it killed about 4 million people as it moved from Asia, to Europe, to the US, and onwards to Central and South America. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization [WH0] declared global emergency over COVID-19 pandemic. Following the WHO declaration, national and local authorities began to impose a range of measures to slow the spread of the virus and alleviate strain on health care systems. Collectively referred to as “lockdown” measures in most countries, regulations have included some combination of stay-at-home orders, travel bans, closures of schools and places of entertainment and restrictions on public and private gatherings. Strategies aimed at limiting the mobility of the entire population through measures that require or recommend that residents do not leave the house except for “essential” activities arguably were among the most intrusive policies, with wide-ranging collateral effects on society, the economy and human rights...
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