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					                             The Commission for Minority Affairs
                                      in partnership with
                  University of South Carolina Office of Multicultural Affairs
                                            present
                       The Cradle to Prison Pipeline® Summit
                                   October 9 - October 10, 2009
                                  Dismantling the pipeline!!
                                 Friday, October 9, 2009
        7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                      Registration Desk Open

        7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                      Vendors and Exhibits

        9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                      National Plenary Speakers
                                                                   Concurrent Workshops
                                                                   Youth Leadership / Seminars
                                  Saturday, October 10, 2009
       9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                                      Registration Desk Open

       9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                                       Vendors and Exhibits

       10:00am. - 1:00 p.m.                                        Concurrent Workshops
                                                                   Youth Leadership /Seminars
                                                                   Health Exhibits / Screenings
                                     Summit Highlights

          A short play by Ossie Davis - never before published titled “The People of Clarendon
           County” This play will be performed by students from Manning High School.
          National Speakers
            US Attorney General Office
            Children’s Defense Fund President – Marian Wright Edelman (invited)
          Information seminars for students, parents and community leaders
          CEU’s available for various professional groups
The Children’s Defense Fund's vision with it's Cradle to Prison Pipeline campaign is to reduce
detention and incarceration by increasing preventive supports and services children need, such as
access to quality early childhood development and education services and accessible,
comprehensive health and mental health coverage. Emphasis must be shifted for the sake of our
children and our nation's future.
The South Carolina Summit’s Goal:
         Heighten the awareness of SC citizens about the Cradle to Pipeline Problem
         Identify the strategies needed to dismantle the pipeline via health, education, and
           community development
At the end of the Summit, participants will:
         Be informed of the national agenda to address this problem
         Hear from SC leaders about state and local efforts to dismantle the pipeline
                Child Care and Health               Education
                Family/Community Initiatives        Law Enforcement

We created the Pipeline and we have the power, knowledge and will to dismantle it. The need is
urgent!

				
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