1977 Conference: Values, Morals, Ethics, and the American Family
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¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The Sheraton Harbor Island Hotel, San Diego, CA, was the location for the 1977 Annual Conference. Mary Lou Purcell was the program chair and chose “Values, Morals, Ethics and the American Family” as the theme. Nona Cannon was the local arrangements chair. Both President Carter and Vice President Mondale sent greetings.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The Congress of Affiliated Councils was responsible for the plenary session, at which Rosabeth Moss Kanter spoke on “Working and Loving in America: Strains, Struggles, and Strategies for Change.” Landrum R. Bolling, President of Lily Endowment, Inc., addressed the conference theme. Sidney Johnson, of the Family Impact Seminar, Washington, DC, discussed “Government Policies and Families: The Need to Re-Examine.” William C. Nichols’ Presidential Address was titled “The Marriage Relationship.” John Mettler led a special workshop for persons committed to helping NCFR and its Affiliates grow.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Marie Peters and Patricia Bell Scott convened a meeting of the Black Caucus, a precursor to the Ethnic Minorities Section.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The separate program component for student presenters at the conference was abolished and in its place a policy of integrative participation by students in regular Section meetings and sessions at the conference was adopted. College and university Family Studies Departments were invited to send representatives to the Annual Conferences to visit with prospective students.
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