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THE POWER IS IN OUR HANDS: Building a Better Future for Westchester’s Children

Marian Wright Edelman
Marian Wright Edelman

2014 Advocacy Breakfast and the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Child Advocacy Lecture featuring Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund  is $45 for adults; $25 for students.  Registration is required. Register online at  http://bit.ly/Davis2014 or by phone: 914.946.7676

The Kathryn Wasserman Davis Child Advocacy Lecture is
supported by an endowment gift from Dr. Davis. Annually, the Lecture is given by an outstanding national speaker on a timely and important children’s issue.

Marian Wright Edelman: Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund, has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. A graduate of Spelman College and Yale Law School, Edelman was the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar and directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund office in Jackson, Mississippi. She has received over a hundred honorary degrees and many awards including the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Prize, the Heinz Award, a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award for her writings which include: Families in Peril: An Agenda for Social Change;  The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours, Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors, I'm Your Child, God:  Prayers for Our Children; I Can Make a Difference: A Treasury to Inspire Our Children; and The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Small: Charting a Course for the Next Generation.






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