NCFR past presidents and executive directors at the 1994 conference
¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 In honor of the UN International Year of the Family, the theme of NCFR’s Annual Conference was “Families and Justice: From Neighborhoods to Nations” (building the smallest democracy at the heart of society). It took place at the Minneapolis Hilton Towers Hotel November 10–13, 1994. Greer Litton Fox was Program Vice President. Pre-conference workshops were held on November 8 and 9. Local arrangement co-chairs were Marilyn Rossman, Ron Pitzer, David Bredehoft, and Mary Ann Smith.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Keynote speakers included Jacqueline Jones, who spoke on “Historical Perspectives on Families and Justice in Distressed Communities” and Carol Rogerson, who addressed “Justice Between Spouses Upon Divorce.”
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 A special panel was held on Native American Families, entitled: “Moccasins and Tennis Shoes: Families, Social Justice and the Native American Culture.” Panelists were Jack Weatherford, Professor of Anthropology at a College, St. Paul, MN; Debby Stark, a Cree artist working with parents at the Eden Prairie (MN) Family Center; Denise Lynn Wakefield, an Ojibwe, degreed in American Indian and Chemical Health Studies at the University of Minnesota; and Ada Alden, Director of the Eden Prairie Family Center and President of the Minnesota Council on Family Relations. James Garbarino, Director of the Family Life Development Center at Cornell University, spoke on “Growing Up in a Socially Toxic Environment.”
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Harriette McAdoo presented her Presidential Address, “American Families: Moving Toward a Multicultural Society.” Hariette’s husband, John McAdoo, had recently passed away and the Ethnic Minorities Section and NCFR were in mourning. A memorial service in John’s memory was held, and the Ethnic Minorities Oral History period was devoted to a Memorial Testimonial session in his honor. Many persons spoke.