Dr. Dwight Watson
Dean of the College of Education
Welcome to our 3rd Annual Conference on African American Children and Families. We hope that you will join us in our efforts of spreading the message of hope, advocacy, engagement and empowerment of the voices of children and families in the quest for brighter lives through education and networking.
A Message from Dr. Dwight Watson, Dean, College of Education, University of Northern Iowa
The College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa cordially invites you to the 3rd annual African American Children and Families Conference. This seminal event showcases national and local scholars and practitioners who provide expertise in the education and support mechanisms that are necessary to support and empower the African American community. We welcome you in joining us as we celebrate African American heritage and create pathways for learners to become career, college, and citizenry ready.
Pre-Conference Institute of African-American Children and Families
Thursday, Feb. 27 2014, 5 to 9 p.m. Schindler Education Center, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Conference on African-American Children and Families
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, Schindler Education Center, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Designed for educators, administrators, childcare providers, law enforcement, policy makers, social workers, health professionals, business leaders and anyone committed to improving the lives of children!
This conference will promote a better understanding of culture, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status and the needs of African-American children and families. Spend the day networking, sharing and meeting new colleagues to help improve the quality of lives of children and families.
Special Community Forum: “It’s A Lowdown Dirty Shame: From Cradle to the Prison Pipeline - Student Arrests - School Discipline"
Facilitator: Dr. Gail Thompson, Wells Fargo Endowed Professor
University of North Carolina Fayettville State University, North Carolina
(Panel to be announced)
Door Prizes Every Hour on day of Conference!
African American Books for Children for all paid registrants!
Dr. Gloria Gibson
Executive Vice President and Provost
5818 Nordic Dr
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
*Sponsoring hotel (will give back to the conference if you stay here)
Cedar Falls Clarion Inn
5826 University Avenue
Price: $84.00 single or double
Map to Clarion Inn
Country Inn & Suites
2910 South Main Street
Price: $85.00 single or double
Use code: 1202AACFFS to get the special rate.
To reserve your room at a reduced conference rate, call by February 1st and use conference code: AAC