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The Center for Childhood and Youth Studies - Reading Club Series
When: Thursday, February 27, 2014.
Time: 5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Where: Marsh Hall, Room 204
The topic of this particular book event is to increase awareness of the immigrant and refugee children in the United States. Bring a book or article about the immigrant or refugee children who assimilate to the U.S. culture and adapt to the new environments. Share with the group, how the children embrace the new culture and faces the challenges of immigration. Let's learn from each other and exchange ideas. Materials can be focused on parents, teachers, providers, young adults, or children. Fiction and nonfiction works, including poetry, essays, research studies and reports are welcome.
Flat Daddy: Behind Every Soldier Is a Family
With a discussion led by Mary Hobbins DeChillo, MSW, School of Arts and Sciences and School of Health and Human Services
Thursday, November 7
11 am–1 pm
Free and open to the public
November 21, 2013 5:15–6:45 pm
Ellison Campus Center Room 220A
The topic of this particular book event is to increase awareness of the national Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
Bring a book or article about the challenges of hunger, homelessness, or housing problems and share them with others. Let's learn from each other and exchange ideas. Materials can be focused on parents, teachers, providers, young adults, or children. Fiction and nonfiction works, including poetry, essays, research studies and reports are welcome.
Reading Club series is coordinated and facilitated by Dr. Yvonne Vissing and Rukmal Ryder
Speaker Series 2013 presents as a part of the National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week
My Own Four Walls: Helping Homeless and Housing Distressed Students
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12–2 pm, Martin Luther King Room, Ellison Campus Center
Diane Nilan is one of the nation’s biggest child advocates and the founder of Hear Us (hearus.us). Chicago based, she travels around the nation working with schools and community leaders to better understand what the lack of stable housing does to children. She will present her film, My Own Four Walls, which won the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Media Award in 2007, which is the most popular training video on homeless students for use in schools nationwide. She has taken busloads of homeless children across the country to meet with politicians in Washington, DC, to better educate them to promote better legislation. Her unconventional approach takes her to places not typically thought of experiencing homelessness and she encourages us all to “think out of the box.”
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