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Wheelock College Marks 125th Anniversary With International Conference Focusing On Children & Family Issues

BOSTON, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of its 125 th Anniversary, Wheelock College will host a first-of-its-kind international conference, Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families, at the Boston Wheelock campus June 19-22, 2013.

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The four-day conference will convene global thought leaders with an emphasis on health and human rights, and child and family education. Keynote speakers and expert panelists include Emiliana Vegas, Chief, Education Division Inter-American Development Bank; Ogmundur Jonasson, Minister of the Interior of Iceland; and Deogratias Niyizonkiza, founder and CEO, Village Health Works, and the subject of award-winning author Tracy Kidder's book, "Strength in What Remains."

"For the past 125 years, Wheelock College has remained unwavering in its commitment to the education and well-being of children and families. Today, more than ever, Wheelock is positioned to lead conversations designed to transform the lives of children, families and communities across the globe," said Jackie Jenkins-Scott, President of Wheelock College.

Kicking off the conference will be a cultural festival to include international music, dance, food and storytelling.  An awards celebration will be held at the John F. Kennedy Library to recognize leaders spearheading education and human rights initiatives around the world and thought-provoking international films will be presented.

The College's 2013 International Conference will address three strands of importance to the global community: education, health and human rights. An example of the Education strand will include Access, Opportunity and Success: Innovative Programs from Africa and the Middle East. This strand will examine trends, challenges, and cutting-edge programs that meet the educational needs of children around the world. The Health strand, to include a panel discussion on: Violence and Mental Health: A Growing, Untreated Crisis and What We Can Do About it, will raise awareness of health promotion and prevention through the exploration of mental health, disease control and prevention and nutrition. The Human Rights strand, to include Impact of Public Policy on Drug and Human Trafficking, will address children and youth issues in light of their vulnerability to exploitation.

For more information about the keynote speakers, panel discussions, the cultural festival, international films and awards ceremony, visit http://wheelock.edu/conference.

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SOURCE Wheelock College

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