NGOs interested in child rights working together as a committee of the UN's Congress of NGOS - CoNGO, with monthly meetings in New York, NY.
The mission of the NGO Committee on Children’s Rights is to promote the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and its Optional Protocols in partnership with governments, UN agencies- particularly UNICEF - other NGO committees and civil society groups. The Committee is composed of international and national NGOs who are committed to the CRC as the essential framework of international standards and ethical principles for children’s protection and development.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Its Power, Preservation and Promise for the Future
FEBRUARY 18, 2021 • 3:30 to 5:30 PM • ON ZOOM!
In 1926, historian and journalist Carter G. Woodson envisioned Negro History Week as an acknowledgement and celebration of the African American experience. In 1976, the idea was expanded to the full month of February. Today, the study of Black history is largely a matter of geography.
In Philadelphia, high school students must complete a course in African American studies to graduate. But elsewhere, curricula are fraught with gross omissions and mistruths. Needless to say, there is work to be done. Join us as we celebrate Black History Month – and learn what part we can play in supporting youth, parents, and educators in the teaching of Black History. After all, the African American story
is the American story.
Meet our Storytellers:
Paul Lawrence Cobb, Publisher, (owner) of the Post News Group consisting of (8) newspapers focused on the black and Latino communities in the Bay Area, Northern California. A veteran of the Civil Rights’ Movement and former
school board member in Oakland, California. Mr. Cobb marched with Dr. King and John Lewis from Selma to Montgomery, 1965
Franklin Sirmans, Director, Perez Art Museum, Miami (PAMM). American Art Critic, Writer. Editor, Curator
Khadeejah Smith, Educator, EdGapClosers LLC. BS in Finance, Northeastern University, MA in teaching
mathematics from University of the District of Columbia, MS, Education Leadership,
Columbia University Teacher’s College.
Maria Mitchell is a NYC based dancer/choreographer, and practicing Arts Educator, 30 yrs. Her performance history is notable with deep roots in collaborations with improvising musicians and performances with her own company and as a soloist throughout the U.S., in Europe and Africa.
Rev. Rhonda Akanke McLean-Nur, Actress, Griot (Storyteller), Arts Administrator, Educator and Interfaith Minister. She has performed and taught Nationally and Internationally for 40 years and continues to work with and help empower at risk youth, homeless families, formerly incarcerated women and the elderly.
Elizabeth E. Rattray, Cardinal Spellman High School Bronx, NY • Molly Toscano, University of Delaware
Zamir Oliva, Alexander Hamilton Jr. High School, Elmsford, NY • Sofia Sanchez, Carmel High School, Carmel, NY
"You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right." - Rosa Parks
Key Organizing Questions in our Work