Posts Tagged ‘Ethnic Minorities Section’
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. 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 […]
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. 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.” A […]
Three new focus groups were approved: Men in Families, sponsored by the R&T Section. Members were Bill Doherty, Ralph La Rossa, Larry Ganong, Stephen Marks, Patrick McKenry, Sharon Price, Volker Thomas, Bob Lewis, Gary Bowen, Brent Miller, Jane Golgun, Ruth Schulte, Tony Jurich, David Wright, and Connie Shehan. Families and Grief, submitted by Paul Rosenblatt and sponsored by the E&E Section. Parent Education, submitted by Pat Steffens and sponsored by the E&E Section. Read the Fall 1992 Ethnic Minorities Section Newsletter
The 1993 Annual Conference took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Baltimore, MD, November 10–15.The theme was: “Moral Discourse on Families.” The focus was to discuss the ethical and values assumptions upon which professionals base their study of families and their work for families. William Doherty was Program Vice President. Andrew Billingsley presented the opening plenary session, which was co-sponsored by the Religion and Family Life and Ethnic Minorities Sections. His topic was “Family Values Reconsidered.” The Presider was William Doherty. Other keynote speakers were Jean Bethke Elshtain and Susan Moller Okin. A new conference category, Research Updates for Practitioners, was initiated for the purpose […]
The Feminism and Family Studies Section raised $10,000 to endow the Jessie Bernard Award fund. Read the April 1991 Feminism and Family Studies section newsletter, Kristine Baber, Editor Read the October 1991 Feminism and Family Studies section newsletter, Kristine Baber, Editor Read the April 1992 Feminism and Family Studies section newsletter, Kristine Baber, Editor The Family Discipline Section changed its name to Family Science Section. The Education and Enrichment Section published changes in the CFLE program. The Family Therapy Section awarded its first graduate student award. Read the Spring 1993 Ethnic Minorities Section Newsletter Read the Fall 1993 Ethnic Minorities […]
Helena Lopata, recipient of the Burgess Award the previous year, delivered her Burgess Award Address at the conference. Leanor Boulin Johnson was the recipient of the Marie Peters Award.
The 1989 Annual Conference was held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Brent Miller was the conference vice president. The theme, “Families and Sexuality,” drew almost 1,100 attendees. Pamela Monroe and Gladys Hildreth were local arrangements co-chairs. A highlight of the NCFR exhibit was the newly published policy report, 2001:Preparing Families for the Future, edited by David Olson. The first Marie Peters Lecture, inaugurated by the Ethnic Minorities Section, was presented by Andrew Billingsley, Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, who had received the Marie Peters Award the previous year. His topic was “African American Families in a Changing Society.” […]
Hamilton I. McCubbin became NCFR’s 44th President. At the time of his election, McCubbin was Dean of the School of Family Resources and Consumer Sciences, University of Wisconsin—Madison. He was a native of Hawaii and a former military officer. His scholarship focused on family resiliency and racial relations. His research was dedicated to answering the question “What is it about families that motivates them to rise above adversity, and in their own ways to make both big and small contributions to, and sacrifices for, each other in the midst of chaos and unpredictability?” (His autobiography and professional career are detailed in Pioneering Paths in […]
Anthony F. Jurich of Kansas State University received the Osborne Award. Coretta Scott King of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-Violent Change received the Distinguished Service to Families Award and gave a brief address. Jennifer Glass, of the University of Notre Dame, and Vern Bengston and Charlotte Chorn Dunham, of the University of South Carolina received the Reuben Hill Award. The Student Award went to Cathy H. Davis of the University of Georgia and Maureen Perry-Jenkins of Pennsylvania State University.
The Annual Conference in 1988 was dedicated to celebrating NCFR’s 50 years of existence. The theme was “Addictions and Families.” Robert Lewis was conference vice president, and the conference was held at the Philadelphia Franklin Plaza Hotel. Ollie Pocs, University of Illinois, chaired the exhibits management. The number of attendees that year increased by 23%, with 52 new members being added from a conference membership/registration package deal. The total attendees numbered 1,100. A highlight of the conference was the attendance of Soviet scholars who were recruited by Susan Hartman and members of the Family Social Science Department at the University […]