2013 - 2014 Public Policy Events
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Events for the 2013 to 2014 academic year will be posted in early fall.
What: AICUM Student Financial Aid Day
When: February 26, 2013 from 1-4PM
Location: Massachusetts State House in Boston- Great Hall
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What: Children & Families in the Budget: Local, State and National Perspectives
When: February 28, 2013 from 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Wheelock College, Campus Center, Room 103
What: Work-Family Balance in 2013: Policy & Implications
When: March 5, 2013 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Massachusetts State House, Nurse's Hall
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What: Wheelock Family Theatre at the State House: Education in the Arts and the World
When: January 17, 2013 from 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Location: Massachusetts State House, Grand Staircase
What: An analysis of the 2012 Election Results
When: Thurs, Nov. 15, 2012, 3:30pm-5PM
Location: Campus Center 302
- Mary Anne Marsh is a Democratic Political Analyst on the FOX News Channel. She brings more than 20 years of experience in public policy, communications, and electoral politics.
- Robert Gray is a Fox 25 TV Political Analyst. He is the founder/President of Gray Media and is known as one of the region's most knowledgeable and effective public relations executives.
- Steve Aveson is the co-host of The Morning Show on NECN and an alum of Wheelock College. He is a TV news veteran with deep experience in New England and nationally.
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Film Viewing and Discussion
RACE TO NOWHERE
Time: October 25, 2012 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Kotzen Room, Simmons College
Race to Nowhere (2010), is a film containing stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren't developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what's best for their children. The film further explores the achievement-based culture and its adverse effects on students today.
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Legislative Breakfast Series - Spring 2012
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: State House, Room 1 Nurses Hall
A series of three legislative informational sessions on policy topics of interest to the issues that impact children and families in the commonwealth.
Feb. 22nd - Advancing Early Childhood Education in Massachusetts (Sponsored by the Wheelock Aspire Institute and the DEEC). Click here for a flyer with details.
April 18th - Meeting the Needs of Military Connected Families (Sponsored by Wheelock's Center of Excellence for Military Children and Families and the Massachusetts Military and Family Support Center). Click here for a flyer with details.
April 19th - Preserving Urban Waterways for the Future: Fenway's Muddy River (Sponsored by the COF Center for Sustainability and the Environment
and the Management Oversight Committee of the Muddy River Restoration Project). Click here for a flyer with details.
To RSVP email Nicole Anllo.
AICUM's Student Financial Aid Day at the State House
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: The Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA 02133
Want to Share Your Thoughts on the Need for Aid?
The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM) is hosting a Student Financial Aid Day at the State House. This is an opportunity for college students from across Massachusetts to visit the State House and lend their voice in support for funding for need-based financial aid programs. Students will get to hear 2-3 elected officials talk about higher education and will then be able to visit the offices of their Senators and Representatives to discuss their thoughts on financial aid.
Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senator Michael Moore
***Lunch will be served at this event***
Participating Students will also receive a free Wheelock t-shirt!
To RSVP to this event contact Nicole Anllo, Wheelock Policy and Communications Specialist: email@example.com 617.879.2250 (RSVP by Friday, February 24)
For an outline of Student Financial Aid Day click here.
Bullying, Hate Crimes, and Xenophobia Seminar
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: The Ladd Room, Wheelock College, 43 Hawes Street Brookline, MA
A one day seminar directed towards professionals in the field of youth leadership development and mental health, with a focus on best practices for preparing young people to appropriately respond to incidents of bullying, hate crimes and/or xenophobia.
Sponsored by: South Africa Partners, Wheelock College, and Shikaya
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The MA Anti-Bullying Law: A Year Later
Date: Monday, April 25th
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: MA StateHouse, Nurses Hall
A legislative briefing examining the effects of the Anti-bullying legislation in Massachusetts. Guest panelists to speak on the Anti-Bullying legislation - its challenges and its impact to school, police and community.
Legislative Informational Series - Spring 2011
Time: 9:00am - 11:30am
Location: State House, Room 1 Nurses Hall
A series of four legislative informational sessions on policy topics of interest to the issues that impact children and families in the commonwealth.
Tuesday, February 15th: The Value of the Arts in the lives of Children, Families and Society.
Wednesday, March 16th: Early Childhood Education and Care: Where are We?
Monday, March 21st: Why Youth Sports & Physical Activity are Important for Communities.
Monday, March 28th: Youth Speak on Education and Community.
Click here for the Session Flyer
Contact Lisa Rios for more information
Winter Policy Talks - Spring 2011
Time: 4:00 - 6:30pm
Location: Wheelock College Rm 104 Ladd Room
43 Hawes St. Brookline, MA 02446 (Near the C line Hawes St. and the D line Longwood T-stop)
Sixth-annual Wheelock College Winter Policy Talks are three dialogues examining relevant and controversial issues in society today.
Monday, February 28th: Working Toward Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Equality.
Dr. Norman Spack: Internationally known specialist in treatment for intersexed and transgender youth, Senior Associate in the Endocrine Division and co-founder of the Gender Management Service clinic at Children's Hospital, Boston.
Grace Sterling Stowell: Executive Director of the Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth (BAGLY).
Gunner Scott: A founding member and Executive Director of Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition.
Emmy Howe: One of the original authors of the Welcoming Schools Guide, an LGBT-inclusive approach to addressing family diversity, gender stereotyping and bullying and name-calling in K-5 learning environments and director of the CampOUT, a farm camp for children from LGBTQ families and the Open View Farm Educational Center in Conway, MA.
Tuesday, March 15th: Understanding and Preventing Bullying and Youth Violence.
Nan Stein, PhD senior research scientist, Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College; co-director National Violence Against Women Project.
Click here to read Dr. Stein's 2003 article in Arizona Law Review titled "Bullying or Sexual Harassment? The Missing Discourse of Rights in an Era of Zero Tolerance."
Hon. John W. Scibak, PhD, Massachusetts State Representative, Second Hampshire County.
Linda Lipkin, Assistant Principal, Social Justice Academy
Betsy McAlister Groves, LICSW, director, Child Witness to Violence Program, Boston Medical Center
Wednesday, March 30th: Stopping the Pimps, Stopping the Johns: Ending the Demand for Sex Trafficking.
Donna Gavin: Commander of the Boston Policy Human Trafficking Unit and the Massachusetts Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking- Sergeant Detective of the Boston Police Department.
Cherie Jimenez: Used her own experiences in the sex trade to create a Boston area program for women.
Norma Ramos: Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women.
Gail Dines: Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies and Chair of the American Studies Department.
Click here for the Event Flyer.
Film Viewing and Discussion
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, March 22nd
Location: CCSR 103
See the controversial film "Waiting for Superman" and join a discussion about the film and the public education system afterward. Admission is free and popcorn will be served.
This event is sponsored by the Office of Government and External Affairs, the School of Arts and Science, and the School of Education, Social Work, Child Life & Family Studies.