Making the Connection : Reconnecting Black family, community, school relationships

Wed, 05/03/2006 - 2:59pm

Title of conference: Making the Connection

Topic of conference: Reconnecting Black family, community, school relationships 

The public is invited to attend a thought-provoking session discussing the relationship between family, school and community and how these groups can work together to improve outcomes for African American children. “Making the Connection: Renewing the Family, Community and School Connection” will be held on Wednesday, May 17 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Parkland College, Room D-244.

The conference is designed for elementary, middle, and high school teachers and administrators, parents, community organizations, and others interested in improving the relationships between school, family and community.

Lecturer for the session will be Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, president of the publishing company, African American Images. The company publishes books promoting self-esteem, collective values, liberation, and skills development. Dr. Kunjufu has written more than 20 books on critical concerns for the African American community.

A breakout session will follow the lecture, to discuss an action plan that can be implemented in the fall. Those who wish to register or who have questions may call Terrence Stevenson at 217/403-1239 or e-mail him at

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