Wednesday, January 03, 2007

“Changing Families” symposium series opens with “Disconnected Young Single Fathers”

“Disconnected Young Single Fathers” is the topic of the first session of the “Changing Families and the Challenge for Urban Ministry: From Surviving to Thriving” symposium series on Saturday, January 20, 2007, at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP). Keynote speakers at the first session are Ronald Mincy, Maurice V. Russell Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice, Columbia University, and Joseph T. Jones, Jr., Founder and President of the Center for Fathers, Families and Workforce Development, Baltimore, MD. The program begins at 9:00 am at The Brossman Center at LTSP, and the public is encouraged to register.

The second session of the series, on Saturday, March 3, 2007, will explore “Vulnerable Young Single Mothers” with keynoters Kathy Edin (University of Pennsylvania) and Brenda Girton-Mitchell (National Council of the Churches of Christ), and the third, on Saturday, April 14, 2007, will address “At-Risk Children of Changing Families” with keynoters Marcia J. Carlson (Columbia University) and Victoria Yancey (School District of Philadelphia). The series is sponsored by the Metropolitan/Urban Concentration and Urban Theological Institute of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, with support from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

For more details and to register for any or all of the sessions, please visit the “Changing Families” website at www.Ltsp.edu/changingfamilies. You may also email changingfamilies@Ltsp.edu or call (215) 248-4616.

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