About Our Children.. a live event featuring Bill Cosby
IWF TO HOST "ABOUT OUR CHILDREN..." FEATURING BILL COSBY
MODERATED BY MICHELLE D. BERNARD
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sept. 11, 2009 - The Independent Women's Forum will host "About Our Children..." a live event featuring Bill Cosby," and moderated by IWF president and CEO and MSNBC political analyst Michelle D. Bernard, on Sunday, Sept. 20, 7-9 p.m ET. Live from Howard University's Ira Aldridge Theater and telecast on MSNBC, Cosby and several panelists will discuss poverty in America, focusing on the parenting, education, and health issues facing the poor in the United States.
Confirmed panelists include:
Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee of the D.C. Public Schools, Dr. Daniel Amen, founder of the Amen Clinics; Derrell Bradford, deputy director of Excellence in Education for Everyone; Ben Austin, executive director of the Los Angeles based Parents Union; Dr. Ben Chavis, former principal of American Indian Public Charter School and author of the soon to be released book "Crazy Like a Fox: One Principal's Triumph in the Inner City;" Dr. Alvin Poussaint, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; Paul Rodriguez, actor and civic and education activist, and Randi Weingarten, former president of the United Federation of Teachers.
"We have said it before and we will say it again: education is key for poor people..."
- Bill Cosby and Dr. Alvin Poussaint
"About Our Children..." is about the future of all of America's children and their shot at truly achieving the American dream. This program will challenge us individually and collectively to talk openly and honestly about what ails our children and then act on what we already know can be done to help our great nation's children achieve their dreams.
- Michelle D. Bernard
For interviews, background and additional materials, contact Carol Eberly at (202) 349-5882 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1992, The Independent Women's Forum is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) research and educational institution focused on issues of concern to women, men and families. More information at www.iwf.org.