Open Meeting: February 23, 2017

The Importance of Fathers in the Family



1:15-2:45PM, Thursday, February 23

Hardin Room (11th Floor), Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza



Dr. Anderson J. Franklin, Professor of Psychology and Education, Boston College, author of “From Brotherhood to Manhood” will speak on:

“Family and Fatherhood: Global Challenges and Need for Intervention Strategies”


Robert Moore, Director of Seedco’s programs, “Strong Fathers, Stronger Families”, “Work and Family Supports” and “Workforce” will speak on:

“Strong Fathers, Stronger Families: Finding Simplicity in Complexity”Hand in Hand: Parental Rights and Responsibilities in Their Child’s Education

Open Meeting: January 26, 2017

Hand in Hand: Parental Rights and Responsibilities in Their Child’s Education

What role do parents and families play in education? What are the different options available to families? How can we promote collaboration to ensure that all children receive the education they need and deserve, whatever educational choices their families make? Please join us for presentations and discussion on these important issues.

1:15-2:45PM, Thursday, January 26

Boss Room, Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza


Director of Global Outreach & Attorney, Home School Legal Defense Association


Family Ambassador for Education, U.S. Department of Education

Additional Speakers to be confirmed.

Open Meeting: Dec. 15, 2016

The NGO Committee on the Family will provide an opportunity for cultural exchange and community experience discussing family and culture in a holiday context. Committee members will be bringing holiday refreshments from their family and cultural traditions, and invitees who would like to do the same are invited to bring a treat to share as well.

Intl Christmas

Also Renate Kaczmarska, UN Focal Point on the Family, DESA, will open up discussion on ideas for the International Day of Families 2017. Please share your thoughts for this important event promoting the family in 2017.

Thursday, Dec. 15 from 1:15 to 2:45
Salvation Army Justice Center
221 E. 52nd St. by 3rd Ave.


Open Meeting: Nov. 17, 2017

“Pornography: The Silent Family Killer”


Dr. Nanci Coppola, D.P.M., M.S., Chief Executive Office of Program Reach, federally funded Adolescent Health Education and Character Development Initiatives. Coppola combines her medial training with an extensive background in teaching and curriculum development.



November 17, 2016
1:15 to 2:45
Bahai Center, 866 UN Plaza, first floor
48th St. and 1st ave.


Open Meeting: October 27, 2016

“Strengthening the well-being of children: A culturally competent perspective.”

Joyce A. Thomas, Regional Administrator,
U.S Department of health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families


October 27, 2016
1:15 to 2:45
Bahai Center, 866 UN Plaza, first floor
48th St. and 1st ave.


International Day of Families – Grandparents in the Family: Key for Intergenerational Solidarity

Renata Kaczmarska
United Nations Focal Point on the Family
Kevin Brabazon, PhD
Professor at New York University
Ed Ryan
Senior Legislative Advocate
AARP Pennsylvania

Nandi Bengu
Women’s Federation for World Peace

Thursday, May 19, 2016
1:15pm to 3:00pm
UN Church Center
777 United Nations Plaza, NY, NY 10017
in the Boss Room, 8th floor
(entrance on 44th Street)

Co-Sponsors: International Council of Psychologists, Universal Peace Federation, & LDS Charities

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