People of faith are called by that faith

to speak for all children.

February 10, 2010

 

ICM DAY AT THE CAPITOL: 

INTERFAITH COMMUNITY SPEAKING

WITH ONE VOICE FOR ALL CHILDREN

 (In conjunction with United Methodist Day at the Capitol, Presbyterian Day at the Capitol and Youth V.I.B.E. @ The Mohammed Schools of Atlanta)

 

Thursday, February 11, 2010

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

  1. Support the Re-write of Georgia's Juvenile Code (SB 292).  
  2. Stop Child Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking (SB 91HB 582SB 74SB 304).
  3. Support funding for PeachCare for Kids through the $1 Cigarette Tax (HB 39). 
  4. Provde poverty relief through job placement and child care assistance in $165 million in emergency TANF funds, which are scheduled to expire at the end of September 2010.
  5. Support more slots for Georgia's Pre-K program, especially in areas where children's test scores consistently reflect that they are below grade level.

    For a schedule of the day, see ICM Features at www.interfaithchildrensmovement.org.  To register, contact us at info@interfaithchildrensmovement.org or at 770-498-2141 oruse this link Calendar and click on February 11.

DISMANTLING THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE FORUM

The "School To Prison Pipeline" (STTP) refers to a disturbing national trend in which students are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. 

 

in conjunction with

      

 Presents

DISMANTLING THE

SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE FORUM

 

February 13, 2010

at

Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

1422 W. Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.    Room 301

 

Opening Speaker:

  Judge Steven C. Teske

Clayton County Juvenile Court

 

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Forum Registration

Space is Limited!

The forum and lunch are free.  However, you must register in order to receive lunch.

registration@acluga.org

For more information contact:

Lisa Skinner at laskinner@acluga.org or

go to STPP Forum.

Lunch provided by:

Atlanta Community Engagement Team (ACET) 

 

2010 CHILDREN'S POLICY WATCH AT THE CAPITOL - 6TH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST

 

Tuesday, February 23

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

 

The Georgia Freight Depot 

 Blue Room

65 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive

Atlanta, GA 30303

 

Investing in Young Children: The Value of Partnerships

Speakers:

Philip A. Peterson

Senior Vice President, Aon Consulting

Dr. Beverly Tatum

President, Spelman College

Co-Chair, Early Education Commission

Rep. Penny Houston

Chair, House Appropriations Human Services Subcommittee

To register click here

 

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 JUSTGEORGIA/CASA DAY AT THE CAPITOL  

 

Tuesday, February 23

9:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

The Georgia Freight Depot 

 Blue Room

65 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive

Atlanta, GA 30303

 

 Please RSVP at www.JustGeorgia.org.

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.

 ATTENTION PARENTS:

 

PRE-K ENROLLMENT BEGAN FEBRUARY 1.  

 

Go to Georgia Pre-K for more information.

 

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JOIN ICM and the effort to improve the well-being of Georgia's children. Make a tax-deductible contribution today.

 

Doing what we are called to do. 

 Doing what we are able to do.  

 Doing what must be done! 

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