1996 Conference: Families in Political Context

1996 International Union of Family Organizations - NGO's of the UN at the NCFR Conference

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The 1996 Annual Conference was chaired by Program Vice President Shirley Zimmerman. It was held November 7–10 at the Kansas City Hyatt-Regency Crown Center. The theme was “Families in Political Context.” Keynote speakers included Naomi Tutu (daughter of the Rev. Desmond Tutu), Theda Skocpol, and Seymour Martin Lipset. Attendance was 1,250—a great showing. In addition to the International Family Policy Forum, the Hyatt-Regency coordinated a Habitat for Humanity project in which NCFR members participated in building a home in Kansas City.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 A follow-up to the International Year of the Family was a new organization, based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, which comprised approximately 35 organizations from various countries around the world. NCFR was the only U.S. member. The Board of this new organization was invited by NCFR to hold its second meeting in conjunction with the NCFR Annual Conference. A welcoming reception was held at the Hallmark Cards Headquarters.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 1996 conference programRead the conference program


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