Media Advisory 45th Annual Conference

 OCTOBER 16, 2015 


Contact: Tameka Bell, Communications Manager, National Black Child Development Institute  
Twitter: @NBCDI


Global Leaders Including Rep. Bobby Scott, Geoffrey Canada, Michael Eric Dyson
And Susan L. Taylor To Address The National Black Child Development Institute

Hundreds of early education teachers, experts, advocates and caregivers from across the country will gather in metropolitan Washington, D.C. from October 17 to 20 for the 45th Annual Conference of the National Black Child Development Institute.  The multi-day event will feature keynote addresses and presentations from global leaders who span a range of topics including education, mentoring, racial equity, fatherhood and early childhood development.  Keynote speakers include Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Rep. Bobby Scott, Geoffrey Canada and Susan L. Taylor.

For 45 years, the National Black Child Development Institute-with the support of dedicated community leaders across the country-has worked tirelessly to ensure that Black children and their families have access to healthy living, quality education and culturally relevant resources, supports and curriculum.

WHO: National Black Child Development Institute

WHAT: 45th Annual Conference, themed "We The People"

WHEN: October 17 - 20

WHERE: Washington, D.C. metropolitan area

ONLINE: Follow commentary from the conference using the hashtags #NBCDI2015, #NBCDI45yrs and #strongblackchild

ABOUT NBCDI: For 45 years, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) has been at the forefront of engaging caregivers, policymakers, and advocates around issues that directly impact Black children and their families. We are a trusted partner in delivering evidence-based and culturally-relevant resources that respond to the unique strengths and needs of Black children and families. Our areas of focus include early childhood education, health and wellness, literacy and family engagement.  With the support of our Affiliate Network in communities across the country, we are committed to our mission "to improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and their families through education and advocacy."