UNI to host sixth annual African-American Children and Families Conference

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa College of Education will host the sixth annual African-American Children and Families Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, in Maucker Union. A pre-conference will also take place in Maucker Union from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23. The theme of this year's conference is "Imagine the Impact: Creating a Caring Community Through Vision, Voice and Victory!"

This event is 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. The conference promotes a better understanding of culture, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status and the needs of African-American children and families. Participants will spend the day networking, sharing and meeting new colleagues to help improve the quality of lives of children and families.

The events are open to the public; registration is free for UNI students and faculty and middle and high school students. For more information or to register, visit www.vpaf.uni.edu/aac or contact Gloria Kirkland-Holmes, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, at 319-273-2007 or gloria.holmes@uni.edu.


Gloria Kirkland-Holmes, associate professor, curriculum and instruction, 319-273-2007, gloria.holmes@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu