People of faith are called by that faith

to speak for all children.


December 14, 2010

ICM CHILDREN'S ISSUES AND ADVOCACY FORUMS--

Register Today! 

 

Take advantage of these free sessions with field experts to become informed about the issues that 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.)

Please log into the ICM Web site to enroll

 

Location:

  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

Education & Advocacy 

 

Agenda for the Day

 The State of Education in Georgia

Topics & Presenters

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The Benefits of Early Learning and Quality Pre-K

for Georgia's Children

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

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January 13, 2011

Child Care/Child Protection & Advocacy

 

February 24, 2011

Juvenile Justice & Advocacy

 

March 24, 2011

Child Poverty & Advocacy

 

April 28, 2011

Parental Nurture & Advocacy

 

May 26, 2011

Immigrant Children & Advocacy

 

June 23, 2011

Health Care & Advocacy

 

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, 

  • Georgia Appleseed, 

  • JUSTGeorgia, 

  • 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

ICM LEGISLATIVE

KICKOFF MEETING

Meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at

Druid Hills United Methodist Church

1200 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta

 

FEBRUARY 10, 2011

ICM DAY

AT

THE CAPITOL

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.

NATIONAL HOMELESS MEMORIAL DAY

DEC. 21, 2010

 

This year marks the 10th anniversary of National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, which is observed on December 21, 2010, the first day of winter.

 

People and organizations across the country will hold special events and services to recognize the adversities that homeless persons face; to remember those who have died as a result of their homelessness; and to call attention to the need for our government and our communities to seriously address the growing homelessness in our midst.

 

Please contact Tom Plamann, Program Director, at the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness for more information on how you can participate in Homeless Memorial Day on December 21.

 

Contact information:

tom@gahomeless.org

770-575-5785 x 103

FEDERAL JUDGE RULES ON HEALTH CARE LAW

 

As reported by Larry O'Dell, Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (Dec. 13) -- A federal judge declared the foundation of President Barack Obama's health care law unconstitutional Monday, ruling that the government cannot require Americans to purchase insurance. The case is expected to end up at the Supreme Court.

 

In his order, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson said he will allow the law to remain in effect while appeals are heard, meaning there is unlikely to be any immediate impact on other provisions that have already taken effect. The insurance coverage mandate is not scheduled to begin until 2014.  

 

Full story

 

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