“Keeping the Promise to our Children,”
7th Annual D.C. National Conference
Children Uniting Nations
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center – Congress Auditorium
East Capitol St NE & First St, DC 20004
Thursday July 19th, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
We are pleased to invite you to attend Children Uniting Nations’ (CUN) 7th Annual D.C. National Conference: “Keeping the Promise to our Children,” taking place this year on July 19th in Washington, D.C.
“Keeping the Promise to our Children” is a day-long forum for policy makers and academics to discuss the impact of federal legislation on America’s children and their future. The D.C. National Conference will be hosted in the Congressional Auditorium of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, followed by a star studded award celebration gala in the Pavilion of the Ronald Reagan Building.
The 7th Annual “Keeping the Promise to our Children” D.C. Conference topics and guest speakers will be:
1.) The “National State” of Physical Education in America’s Public Schools
Dr. Mary Jo Sariscsany, Associate Professor at California State University, Northridge & President-elect of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education
Keith Johannes, Chair of the Legislative Committee and State Legislative Analyst at The California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAPHERD)
Dr. Joanie Verderber, President of The California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAPHERD)
Dr. John Ratey, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and renowned author of SPARK.
Robert Garcia, Founding Director and Counsel of The City Project. He is a civil rights attorney and passionate about the importance of physical education.
Diane Wilson-Graham, President, California Center for Excellence In Physical Education and former State Consultant on PE.
Chad Fenwick, Advisor, LAUSD K-12 Physical Education
2.) Bullying in America
Ross Ellis, CEO and Founder, STOMP Out Bullying™
Linda Spear , Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs, Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
Dr. Jeff Gardere, Psychologist, is known as America’s Psychologist, he is one of the most widely sought-after experts in the field of mental health.
Awaiting additional panelist confirmation
3.) Education and Foster Care
Kathleen Strottman, Executive Director, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI)
Kathleen McNaught, Assistant Director, American Bar Association Center on Children and Law
Jenny Wood, Co-Coordinator, Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth
Maurissa Sorensen, Foster Youth Congressional Intern
The National Conference serves as a substantive platform to discuss and debate key issues with our nation’s decision makers. We hope that you will consider attending this year’s conference.
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Children Uniting Nations
Daphna Edwards Ziman
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
The Honorable Mary Landrieu
The Honorable Karen Bass
2012 Honorary Chairs
The Honorable Barbara Boxer
The Honorable John Kerry
The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand
The Honorable Charles Schumer
The Honorable Joseph Crowley
The Honorable Edward Markey
The Honorable Loretta Sanchez
The Honorable Brad Sherman
The Honorable Adam Schiff
The Honorable Henry Waxman
The Honorable Judy Chu