94th NCSS Annual Conference
November 21-23, 2014
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
U.S. Fund for UNICEF will be at the 94th NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies) Annual Conference, to be held in Boston, MA, USA, November 21-23, 2014.
This year, U.S. Fund for UNICEF's very own President and CEO Caryl Stern will serve as a Conference Speaker alongside an array of other interesting and noteworthy speakers, such as: Filmaker Ken Burns, The New York Times columnist and author Nicholas Kristof, Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, Historian Eric Foner, civil rights activists Karen Korematsu, Anthony Chávez, and Kenneth Morris, leading civic learning scholars and practitioners, Diana Hess, Peter Levine, Walter Parker, Ted McConnell, Janis Kyser, Doug Dobson, and Shawn Healy, and many more.
Important Time Change!
President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Author of I Believe in ZERO:
Learning from the World’s Children
will now be speaking on
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Convention Center, Level 3
Book signing to follow
Session #489: "(Almost) The Entire World Endorses Child Rights"
Friday, November 21, 1:00pm
Room: 207, Hynes Convention Center
Session #495: "I Believe in ZERO: Learning from the World’s Children"
Saturday, November 22, 2:30pm
Room: 103, Hynes Convention Center
Make sure to visit TeachUNICEF in the Exhibit Hall at International Alley, Booth #219, to meet the Education Team and experience our latest resources and offerings hands-on!
In I Believe in ZERO, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Caryl M. Stern draws on her travels around the world, offering memorable stories that present powerful and sometimes counter-intuitive lessons about life. I Believe in ZERO reflects her—and UNICEF's—mission to reduce the number of preventable deaths of children under the age of five from 17,000 each day to zero.
Each of the stories in I Believe in ZERO focuses on a particular locale—Bangladesh, Mozambique, earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the Brazilian Amazon—and weaves together fascinating material on the country and its history, an account of the humanitarian crises at issue, and depictions of the people she meets on the ground. Stern tells of mothers coming together to affect change, of local communities with valuable perspectives of their own, and of children who continue to sustain their dreams and hopes even in the most dire of situations. Throughout, Stern traces her emerging global consciousness—and describes how these stories can positively impact our own children.
In this incredibly moving book, Stern hopes to open hearts and minds and leave readers with the belief that no child anywhere should lack basic human support—and that every child and mother can be an inspiration.
For more information about I Believe in ZERO, including teacher and adult discussion guides and two free chapters, click here.
We'll see you in Boston!