1 p.m. 


Musical Prelude

P.S. 46 Wind Ensemble
"Take the A Train," by Billy Strayhorn

1:25 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

  • Howard Dodson
    Director, Schomburg Center
    Welcome to Schomburg Center
    55th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
    Courage Exhibitions
  • Gertrud Lenzer
    Professor, Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center
    Director, Children's Studies Program and Center, Brooklyn College
    Introduction and Moderator
    About the Children's Studies Center, Brooklyn College
    Fourth Child Policy Forum of New York
  • Joan M. Lucariello
    University Dean for Academic Affairs, City University of New York

1:50 p.m.

Opening Remarks

  • The Honorable Dennis M. Walcott
    Deputy Mayor for Education and Community Development, Office of the Mayor, New York City

2 p.m.

Keynote Speakers

2:50 p.m.


3 p.m.

Panel Presentation

Perspectives from Key Legislators on Major Issues Affecting Children in New York City and State, Past Legislative Accomplishments and a State Plan of Action for the Future

  • The Honorable William A. Scarborough
    Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Children and Families, New York State Assembly
  • The Honorable Barbara M. Clark
    33rd Assembly District, New York State Assembly
  • The Honorable Velmanette Montgomery
    Chairperson of the Committee on Children and Families, New York State Senate

3:45 p.m.