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The 1995 Annual Conference was held November 14–19 at the Portland (OR) Hilton Hotel. The theme was “Families: Honoring Our Past, Creating Our Future.” Program Vice President was Kay Pasley. Constance Ahrons was a keynote speaker, discussing, “Family Diversity in the 21st Century.” The number of attendees was 1,239—up by 100 from the previous year. Martha Calderwood, who had been managing the video exhibit for years, announced her retirement.
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The Presidential Address given by Alexis Walker—“Couples Watching Television: Gender, Power, and the Remote Control”—was so popular that it was printed in the Journal of Marriage and the Family and covered by many national news networks. It was well researched and delivered in a very enjoyable format to a jam-packed audience.
¶ 4Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0Velma McBride presented a Research Update for Practitioners titled “Strengths and Resiliency of Black Families: Implications for Practitioners.” The presider was Gladys Hildreth.