Power Lunch: Putting Our Children First with David Lawrence, Founder and Chair of The Children’s Movement.

  • 15 Nov 2011
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Santa Fe CIED Center - Imagination Room 530 W University Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601
  • 10


Registration is closed

Are we putting our children first? What happens when we don't? What has happened because we haven't?

The Children's Movement of Florida believes the well-being and education of our children in Florida must be the highest priority of government, businesses, non-profit institutions and families. The economic future of our state and the stability of the communities we live in depend on achieving this goal. The major objective of the citizen-led, non-partisan Children's Movement of Florida is to inform the political, business and civic leaders, and the parents and people of this state, about this issue - and encourage them to make the well-being and education of our children our highest priority, including in the way we invest our public resources.

David Lawrence Jr. retired as publisher of the Miami Herald in 1999 to work in the area of early childhood development and readiness. He is president of The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation and "University Scholar for Early Childhood Development and Readiness" at the University of Florida.In 2002-3 he chaired the Governor's Blue Ribbon Panel on Child Protection, and in 2011 he chaired a similar panel for the Secretary of the Department of Children and Families. In 2002, he was a key figure in passing a statewide constitutional amendment to provide pre-K for all 4 year olds.

Power Lunches are limited to the first 25 LGAA members to register. RSVP today at www.lgalum.com or by calling Brite Whitaker at 352-224-1728 or bbwhitaker@lifesouth.org. Cost is $15 and includes a catered lunch.

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