September 15, 2010
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – As a gift to the community, the Lake Junaluska Peace Conference would like to extend an open invitation for the public to attend keynote speaker Dr. Marian Wright Edelman’s Peace Conference presentation free of charge. Edelman will speak in Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska on Monday, September 20th at 1:30 p.m. Her presentation is part of the 2010 Lake Junaluska Peace Conference, Peace for the World’s Children, September 19-21.
Edelman is a lifelong advocate for disadvantaged Americans and is the Founder and Director of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), headquartered in Washington, D.C. Under her leadership, CDF has become the nation’s strongest voice for children and families. A graduate of Spelman College and Yale Law School, Edelman was the first African-American woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar. Mrs. Edelman also founded the Washington Research Project, a public interest law firm and the parent body of the Children’s Defense Fund. She is also a New York Times bestseller author for her works, The Measure of Our Success and The Sea is so Wide and My Boat is so Small.
“One of the primary goals of the conference is to equip participants to be better informed and more effective advocates for children,” said Garland young, the Chair of the Peace Conference Committee. “We would love for all persons in the local and regional communities to take advantage of this free opportunity to experience Edelman’s keynote presentation. She is one of the most powerful spokespersons for children in the country.”
Other Peace Conference leadership includes Dr. Jeni Stepanek, United Methodist Bishop Kenneth Carder, and Dr. Luther Smith. Participants in the peace conference, “Peace for the World’s Children,” will have the opportunity to join with children’s advocates from across the United States to explore social issues facing children.
For more information, call 828-454-6656 or visit www.lakejunaluska.com/peace.