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Media Advisory
May 13, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tameka Bell, Communications Manager, National Black Child Development Institute
Email: tbell@nbcdi.org
Website: www.NBCDI.org
Twitter: @NBCDI

Black Child Advocates Across the Country Launch "Week of Action" to Mobilize and Empower Families
 

The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Calendar of Children. The calendar will emphasize activities that reflect NBCDI's core programs- children at play, with their favorite books, making healthy meals, engaging in outdoor activities and more.  The calendar is one of NBCDI's signature products. For more than 40 years, it has served as a testament to the beauty and strength of Black children and families and an acknowledgment of Black achievement. 

Join our community of early educators, advocates, leaders, policymakers, professionals, parents and caregivers for the 46th Annual Conference of the National Black Child Development Institute. The four-day conference themed "'Til Victory Is Won," will feature dynamic keynote addresses and presentations from global leaders spanning a range of topics including early care and education, brain development, family engagement, racial equity, literacy, health and wellness, fatherhood and public policy. The conference will be October 1-4, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

The Parent Power BootCamp is designed to educate parents and caregivers on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the changes it requires of their children's schools and schools districts. The Parent Power BootCamp will empower and mobilize families to use this opportunity to advocate for equitable systems that support Black children and families. 

By Dimitrius M. Hutcherson @dmhutch1 & Tobeka G. Green @Tobeka Green

On the heels of Black History Month with its stories, documentaries and reminders of the rich legacy of Black Americans, we were also reminded of some of the unfortunate tribulations from which such resilience, creativity, intelligence and activism were born. A people, shackled. Enslaved. Un-and mis-educated. Abused. Tested and experimented upon. Yet-we rose.