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Posts Tagged ‘Ethnic Minorities Section’

Affiliates and Other Activities in 1977–78

Vi Rexford chaired the Affiliated Councils in 1978. A District of Columbia Council was established that also included Maryland and Virginia members, which were in close proximity to DC. Marie Peters and David A. Baptiste wrote a paper on the current and future roles of racial/ethnic minority members in NCFR.  A position statement on “Concerns of NCFR’s Black Members” was accepted. Robert Staples, Marie F. Peters, and David Baptiste organized a minority caucus that became the Ethnic Minorities Section of NCFR. Representatives of this section were placed on the NCFR Board of Directors and on all standing committees. A voluntary system of identifying […]

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1978 Conference: Family Policy: Putting Priorities Into Action

In 1978 NCFR celebrated its 40th anniversary, and the conference was held at the Philadelphia Sheraton Hotel, October 19–22. The theme chosen by David Olson, the program chair, was “Family Policy: Putting Priorities into Action.” Jacquelyne Johnson Jackson was the plenary speaker, and her address was titled: “Hey, Uncle Sam, What’s Happening to Black and Aging Families?” Other plenary speakers included Patsy Flemkng, director of Governmental Affairs, Office of Civil Rights, who spoke on “Families in Transition,” and Wilbur J. Cohn and Nancy Amidal, who spoke on “Changing Public Policies to War Families.” Several panels discussed national issues of social policy. President Gerhard Neubeck‘s address […]

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1977 Conference: Values, Morals, Ethics, and the American Family

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. 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, […]

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