Melany Silas, Assistant Professor in the Health & Physical Education Department was featured on the Her Rochester website along with being featured in the front page of the Living Section in Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Democrat and Chronicle newspaper issue. Silas is being recognized for her organization of the inaugural Women and Girls Empowerment Weekend, being held in the city of Rochester on the weekend of October 12-14th. Silas’ newest production will be performed for 1000 city school district students, and in conjunction with the City of Rochester and the Rochester City School District will be hosting a free young women’s conference for girls in 9th-12th grades. The Empowerment Weekend draws on the work that Silas teaches in the classroom through the Health Studies Program and special events that she organizes within the MCC community: Self Image, Emotional Wellness, Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS, coping with loss and transition and overall health and wellbeing. Silas will also be featured on the Wake Up Club on WDKX on Friday October 5, 2012 at 8:40am.