People of faith are called by that faith
to speak for all children.
December 14, 2010
ICM CHILDREN'S ISSUES AND ADVOCACY FORUMS--
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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