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The Child in the City: A Forum on Richmond's Youngest Citizens

Thursday, April 16th, 7:00 p.m. at Binford Middle School - 1701 Floyd Avenue.

This forum is for community-minded adults and children to exchange ideas and identify actions we can take together to build a community that acknowledges, nurtures, and benefits from the capabilities of its youngest citizens. We will begin by asking the following questions:

How do our schools work to develop children as citizens?
What can we do to make our city fairer, safer, and more interesting for all its children?
What do our decisions say about the value we place on our youngest citizens?
Are children visible in our community? Are children’s voices heard?
What can we do to make our city work better for all its children? ​
What rights do children in Richmond have?

Thomas Shields, PhD, Director of Center for Leadership in Education, University of Richmond

List of Speakers:
Anne Holton, JD: Secretary of Education, Virginia
Dana Bedden, Superintendent of Richmond Public Schools
Andrew K Block, Jr, JD: Director of Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice
Ben Mardell, PhD: Professor of Education, Lesley University, formerly of Project Zero, Harvard University
Lella Gandini, EdD: US Liaison for the Dissemination of the Reggio Emilia Approach
Rob Fields, aka “Black Liquid”: Hip-hop artist; music teacher at Sabot at Stony Point, Richmond Public Schools, and Art 180
Isabella Arias: student activist, William and Mary College

Register to attend this free event here.

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