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Save the Date: National Black Child Development Week 2020


National Black Child Development Institute's President Tobeka G. Green declared that "Nothing will stop NBCDI from supporting Black children."


National Black Child Development Institute's (NBCDI) 50th annual conference, planned for later this year, is not the only big news that NBCDI has to share. What's also exciting is that for the first time ever, this year's National Black Child Development Week (NBCDW), hosted May 11th-15th, will be all digital!


This year, NBCDI aims to deliver COVID-19 related resources that support Black children, their families and communities. This week-long event will utilize webinars, social media and electronic sharing to engage participants regarding issues affecting our communities such as homeschooling, mental health, social work and the foster care system, and food insecurity among others.

This year's invited speakers include:

  1. Marley Dias, teen activist and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks

  2. Angela F. Williams, president & chief executive officer, Easter Seals

  3. Dr. Michael Lindsey, executive director, New York University's McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research and Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies

  4. Kennith 'Kenny Clutch, The Dancing Dad' Thomas, professional choreographer, overcoming adversity Influencer and author of When We Change the Mind, We Change the Game

  5. Eunique Jones Gibson, award-winning photographer, activist and author of Because of Them, We Can™

  6. Mr. Jonathan Hines, Pre-K teacher, Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology and first African-American male named Teacher of the Year in Georgia

Lastly, don't forget to join BCDI-Atlanta President Bisa B. Lewis, EdD for NBCDW's Lunch and Learn session on Supporting Work/School Life Balance for Families. This session will take place Monday, May 11, 2020 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EST).


Dr. Bisa is also moderating a session for NBCDW on Friday, May 15, 2020 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST). This session focuses on successful Census completion efforts and how to not lose sight of the importance of the Census during this time.

Visit NBCDI's website for more information on National Black Child Development Week.

In other news, National Black Child Development Institute has decided to reopen this year's Call for Proposals for the 50th Annual Conference. The new deadline for the proposals is June 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST). Please view the information and guidelines for this year's Call for Proposals on the NBCDI Call for Proposals website.


Lastly, registration is open for the University for Parents' summer session 2020. The University for Parents is offering free virtual classes on a range of topics including but not limited to effective communication, wellness and fitness, and computer skills. Read our blog for more information.

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