The 2020 election season was unlike any other. It came amidst a pandemic, a stifled economy, deep political divisions and racial unrest. Yet we also saw unprecedented levels of voter turnout and civic engagement. How do we continue the momentum to push for change for children? What does the post-election landscape look like for child advocacy on the federal level?
On Tuesday, December 1st, Advocates for Children of New Jersey’s 5th Annual Breakfast went virtual and featured an insightful discussion on racial equity and child advocacy in the current political climate.
Watch recording below:
8:00 a.m. | Preshow
- Music performance by the Paterson Music Project, a program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts
- Kind Words about Advocates for Children of New Jersey
- Start Your Morning Right- How to Make a Great Cup of Coffee
8:30 a.m. | Welcome
- Sara Thom, Chair, Board of Trustees, Advocates for Children of New Jersey
- Video: A Letter from Ceil – Reflecting on ACNJ’s Year of Advocacy in an Unprecedented Time
8:37 a.m.| What’s Next: Insights on the Post-Election Landscape for Child Advocacy
- Introduction by Cecilia Zalkind, President and CEO, Advocates for Children of New Jersey
- The Future for Children: Post-Election Landscape for Child Advocacy by Bruce Lesley
9:05 a.m. | ACNJ honors its child care heroes
9:08 a.m | Discussion on Racial Equity: How can we remove barriers to racial equity and social justice so that all children can have a strong start?
- A conversation between NJTV correspondent Michael Hill and ZERO TO THREE Chief Policy Officer Myra Jones-Taylor