Children's Defense Fund

Getting Everyone On Board -- Our Obligation to Children in Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund gives the 2012 Crown Lecturer in Ethics on income disparity and the state of America's poor children. Edelman, a graduate of Spelman College and Yale Law School was the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar. In l968, she served counsel for the Poor People's Campaign, started by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2000, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award for her writings. Her most recent book is called "The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Small: Charting a Course for the Next Generation." The Crown Lecture in Ethics 2012 is co-sponsored by the Sulzberger Family Fund of the Center for Child and Family Policy. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Kemp, Karen 613-7394


Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm


Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy, 201 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

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