Cynthia Price Cohen

Cynthia Price Cohen, an internationally recognized and respected champion of children rights, was a dear friend of Professor Gertrud Lenzer and the Children's Studies Program and Center. In honor of Cynthia Price Cohen, Professor Lenzer composed a piece that has been submitted into an upcoming publication produced by IICRD.

IICRD is compiling a book presenting challenging ideas and visions for advancing children's rights.The book will be composed of short essays or statements by human rights scholars and activists from around the world. Invited authors have been encouraged to describe a bold idea or vision for advancing children's rights that is large or small in scale but that reaches beyond presently available thinking and strategies to challenge the world to live up to its children's rights commitments. The publication will be in memoriam to Cynthia Price Cohen and the proceeds from the book will be applied in her name by IICRD to children’s rights projects. To read more on Cynthia Price Cohen, please see New Horizons (2009), page 2.

Excerpt: In Memoriam and Celebration of Her Life and Legacy (pdf)

Professor Gertrud Lenzer

Professor Gertrud Lenzer, director of the Brooklyn College Children's Studies Program and Center, knew John Hope Franklin as a friend and colleague for the past 30 years. They met in 1980–81 when they were both Fellows at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C. As a memorial to her dear friend, Professor Lenzer wrote The Prince and the Orchid: On the Death of John Hope Franklin (1915–2009)

Black Male Initiative Conference

On Oct. 5, 2007, Professor Gertrud Lenzer was invited to present at the Second Annual CUNY Black Male Initiative Conference. Her presentation was entitled: "Focus on the State of Black Education: Investing in the Next Generation of African American Students" (manuscript in preparation for publication). She was also moderator and chair of the panel discussion: "Challenges Facing African American Male Students, Pre-Kindergarten to High School.”

Excerpt: Focus on the State of Black Education - Investing in the Next Generation of African American Students (pdf)