Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 26, 1994

Childhood Subject of 1994 MSE Symposium

Children's problems and issues will be discussed at the 1994
Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, Oct. 4 through Dec. 1. This
is the first time in the student-organized lecture series'
28-year history that childhood is being addressed; it is also
the first time that two women are chairing the program.
    "American children's lives are a microcosm of our
society's problems, from AIDS' impact on children to parental
custody battles and violence in schools," said Margaret Huh,
co-chair of "Without a Voice:  Dilemmas of Growing Up in
America" with fellow senior Indrani Pia Pyne. "The
symposium's aim is to present speakers to the Baltimore
community who can illustrate both the realities and possible
solutions for children in crisis."
    All lectures will begin at 8 p.m., unless otherwise
noted, in Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus. Admission is
free, and no reservations are needed. For more information,
call 516-7683.
    The symposium schedule is as follows:
    Oct. 4--Marlin Fitzwater, White House press secretary
during the Reagan and Bush administrations, "The Media and
    Oct. 13--Jeanne White, mother of the late Ryan White and
founder of the Ryan White AIDS Foundation, "AIDS and
    Oct. 18--William Durden, director of the Johns Hopkins
Center for Talented Youth, "America's Anti-Intellectualism
and Its Effect of Children."
    Nov. 1--Joe Clark, former principal and controversial
reformer in New Jersey public high schools, "The Role of
Discipline and Structure in Children's Lives."
    Nov. 3--Stephanie Coontz, author of The Way We Never
Were, "The Current Status of Parenting and Families."
    Dec. 1--Marcia Robinson-Lowry, director of the
children's rights division of the American Civil Liberties
Union, "Children and the Legal System."
    Additional symposium activities, which will also be held
in Shriver Hall, include films for adults about children and
town meetings. 
    Oct. 25--Boyz n the Hood with What Right Has a Child and
This is Only a Mouse, 7 p.m.
    Oct. 27--Lean on Me with Everyday Miracle and
Chromophobia, 7 p.m.
    Nov. 15--"Children's Health Care Issues." The Johns
Hopkins School of Public Health will present a town
hall-style meeting with panel discussion, 8 p.m.
    Nov. 29--"Plight of the Inner City Child: A Town
Meeting." A panel of parents, educators and other community
leaders will debate problems and solutions, 8 p.m.

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