National Black Child Development Week (May 11-15, 2020) is currently underway! Thank you all who were able to join us to today as we kicked off our
week-long series of webinars, educational activities, and social media events, focused on the concerns and needs of Black children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic
. Today we had hundreds of attendees and participants!
Even though day one is complete, it is not too late to register for more events.
DAY ONE RECAP: MONDAY, MAY 11
An exploration of ways faith-based partnerships can help alleviate food disparities
Mrs. Monica Moss, Food Justice Advocate
Tony Lee, Senior Pastor, Community of Hope AME Church
First Lady, Trinity United Church of Christ
Dr. Otis Moss, III, Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ
HOMESCHOOL LUNCH & LEARN
Supporting Work and School Life Balance for Families
Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis,
President, BCDI-Atlanta and Founder & Managing Partner, Ideal Early Learning, LLC
HOMESCHOOL HAPPY HALF HOUR
Former Gymnast, Dancer, Choreographer, Model, CEO and Co-Founder of the AMCK Group
Tomorrow we have an amazing line-up where we will discuss The Black Economy, Social Work, Homeschooling and Food Insecurity. (See full schedule below)
DAY TWO SCHEDULE: TUESDAY MAY 12
11 AM - NOON: FOOD INSECURITY:
"Understanding food insecurity and the impact of COVID-19"
- Carlos M. Rodriguez, President and CEO, Community Food Bank of New Jersey
- Moderator: Tobeka G. Green, President & CEO, National Black Child Development Institute
NOON - 1 PM: THE BLACK ECONOMY - PART 1: "The Economic and Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Black Families"
- David Clunie, Executive Director, Black Economic Alliance
- Moderator: Jocelyn Sturdivant, Senior Vice President, Institutional Advancement, National Black Child Development Institute
1 PM - 2 PM:SOCIAL WORK: "Understanding Social Work in the Foster Care System During the Pandemic and Beyond"
- Dr. Sandra Edmonds Crewe, Dean and Professor of Social Work, Howard University
- Dr. Brenda Jones-Harden, Alison Richman Professor for Children and Families at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work and Vice President, Board of Directors, ZERO TO THREE
- Moderator: Cemeré James, NBCDI, Senior Vice President of Policy
2PM - 3 PM: HOMESCHOOL LUNCH & LEARN: "Gaining Practical Tips and Tools for Teaching Children of All Ages at Home"
- Linda Melton Mann, President, BCDI-Mid Hudson and Retired Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Poughkeepsie City School District
4PM - 4:30 PM: HOMESCHOOL HAPPY HALF HOUR FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES: "Making Slime with Mr. Hines"
- Johnathon Hines, Pre-K Teacher of the Year, Georgia Department of Education
Happy National Black Child Development Week!
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