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 Children." Oct. 13--Jeanne White, mother of the late Ryan White and founder of the Ryan White AIDS Foundation, "AIDS and Children." 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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