Tulane University School of Social Work Examines Rights of Children in New Orleans

November 12, 2007

Kathryn Hobgood
Phone: 504-865-5229

Children in New Orleans will be in the spotlight on Friday, Nov. 16 as elected officials, child advocates, educators, members of the business community and youth gather at the Kendall Cram lecture hall (room 213) at the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life from 10 a.m. – noon to learn about the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most comprehensive and ratified international agreement on the basic protections that should be accorded to children.

The event is hosted by the Tulane School of Social Work in anticipation of Nov. 20, which has been designated as Universal Children’s Day by the United Nations. The day is devoted to promoting the welfare of the children of the world.

Briefing participants include Professor Adeno Addis, Tulane University School of Law; Professor Michael Cunningham of the Tulane department of psychology; Judy Watts, executive director of Agenda for Children; and Kathleen Whalen, psychosocial program manager for Save the Children.

Moderator Lisa Kaichen, manager of the German Protestant Orphan Asylum Foundation and director of the Unified Nonprofits of Greater New Orleans, will guide the panelists through a discussion about the convention. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the School of Social Work at 1-800-631-8234.  

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000