People of faith are called by that faith
to speak for all children.
December 16, 2010
ICM CHILDREN'S ISSUES AND ADVOCACY FORUMS--
Don't Miss this Opportunity!
This is a unique opportunity to become engaged in one of the more fundamental needs a child has--a quality education.
Take advantage of these free sessions with field experts to discover the issues Georgia's children face, and then, learn how to become an effective advocate on their behalf.
SCHEDULE OF SESSIONS:
(all sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; continental breakfast will be served)
Please log into the ICM Web site to enroll
Central United Methodist Church
501 Mitchell Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
(corner of Northside Drive and Martin Luther King--
down the street from the Georgia Dome)
Friday, December 17, 2010
Agenda for the Day
The State of Education in Georgia
Topics & Presenters
The Benefits of Early Learning and Quality Pre-K
for Georgia's Children
Pat Willis, Executive Director and
Polly McKinney, Policy Director, Voices for GA's Children
The Effects of School to Prison Pipeline/School Push Out
on Georgia's Children
Marlyn Tillman, Co-Founder, Gwinnett STOPP Coalition
Quality Afterschool Programs: A Positive Impact on Student Achievement for Georgia's Children
Jill Riemer, Executive Director, Georgia Afterschool Investment Council
How to Effectively Engage Your Legislators
Joe Carn, Councilmember, College Park, GA
January 13, 2011
February 24, 2011
March 24, 2011
April 28, 2011
May 26, 2011
June 23, 2011
Seats are limited. Please register for these offerings today!
Please do not hesitate to contact us at ICM e-mail or 770-498-2141 with any questions.
SPIRITUAL WITNESS FOR CHILDREN
One of the most important things faith communities can do for children is to pray for them.
Every child is a child of God and deserves justice and compassion. Every child deserves our prayers.
ICM encourages every faith community to become a spiritual witness for children. Hold a worship service in your church, synagogue, mosque or temple and invite others to join in praying for the well-being of all children.
ICM Mission and Goals
The Interfaith Children's Movement was formed in 2001 as an intentional association of individuals and communities of faith from all religious traditions.
The Interfaith Children's Movement strives to be a voice for all Georgia children, but especially the poor and marginalized whose voices are often unheard.
ICM works closely with Georgia's policy-oriented child advocacy organizations, such as:
Voices for Georgia's Children,
The Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic at Emory University,
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia and
A Future.Not a Past. (child prostitution prevention).
These organizations set the agenda for our advocacy work for children.
ICM's faith community members provide a megaphone to the legislature about what needs to be done for children.
SAVE THE DATES!
JANUARY 25, 2011
Meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at
Druid Hills United Methodist Church
1200 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta
FEBRUARY 10, 2011
We need you there with us to educate and raise awareness; to be a voice for children who have no voice; and to ensure that our legislators are focused on the
well-being of each child.
CALL TO ACTION FOR CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING LEGISLATION
Please call or e-mail your House Representative in the U.S. Congress today and ask him/her to support the passage of Senate Bill 2925 (S.2925). There's only one week left in the Congressional session. The House must pass the Senate's bill by Friday, December 17.
S.2925 increases shelter and treatment services for victims of child sexual exploitation and trafficking. It also provides for an increase in law enforcement resources to arrest perpetrators of child sexual exploitation and trafficking.
CALL TO ACTION ON THE DREAM ACT LEGISLATION
Please contact U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss and urge theme to support passage of the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act is bi-partisan legislation which provides a path to citizenship for certain immigrant children who were brought to the U.S., grew up in the U.S., but have remained undocumented.
The DREAM Act does not provide for "automatic citizenship." It does provide an opportunity for these undocumented children and young adults to obtain conditional legal status through measures such as going to college or serving in the U.S. military.
Again, there is only one week remaining in this Congressional session. Please act today.
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Doing what we are able to do.
Doing what must be done!