Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the state of the foster care system with Becky Davenport, Executive Director of Bloom Our Youth; Melanie Scheetz, Executive Director of the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition and Don Wells, CEO of Just in Time for Foster Youth.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on how we can better help and understand people living with Autism with guests Colleen Allen, President & CEO of Autism Alliance of Michigan; Joanne Quinn, Executive Director of The Autism Project in RI; and Brian Hall, Executive Director of Autism Delaware.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on supporting the blind and visually impaired with guests: Christine Benninger, President and CEO of Guide Dogs for the Blind; Kirk Adams, President & CEO of the American Foundation for the Blind and Chris LaFollette, President & CEO of Arizona Industries for the Blind.
Legislators in more than 20 states have introduced bills this year that would ban transgender girls from competing on girls’ sports teams in public high schools. Yet in almost every case, sponsors cannot cite a single instance in their own state or region where such participation has caused problems.
(THE CONVERSATION) In the last century, significant progress has been made in advancing gender equity in the United States. Women gained the right to vote, fathers have become more involved parents and more people and institutions recognize gender identities beyond the binary categories of male and female.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of programs that support underserved children and youth with: Eric Gurna, President & CEO of LAs BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program; Lupi Quinteros-Grady, President & CEO of the Latin American Youth Center; and Cemere James, Interim President & CEO of the National Black Child Development Institute.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s conservative Republican governor choked up Thursday as he spoke about the struggles faced by transgender teenagers, though he didn’t commit to vetoing a bill that would ban them from girls’ sports.
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Nory Yamileth Hernández and her three teenage children have been living in a battered tent under a bridge on the outskirts of San Pedro Sula since Hurricane Eta flooded their home in November.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on how children welfare services have been affected during the pandemic with guests: Tara Perry, CEO of National CASA/GAL Association for Children; Barnaby Murff, CEO of Extraordinary Families in Los Angeles and Larry Rein, President & CEO of Childnet in Florida.
President Joe Biden says he wants most schools serving kindergarten through eighth grade to reopen by late April, but even if that happens, it is likely to leave out millions of students, many of them minorities in urban areas.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the future of immigrant children with: The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights’ Executive Director Maria Woltjen, and Board Member Frances de Pontes Peebles.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican lawmakers on Tuesday revived a proposed law that would ban people from changing the sex designation on their birth certificates, even after a House committee rejected the bill that LGBTQ advocates decried as an attack on transgender people.
NEW YORK (AP) — Declaring “God is on your side,” a Roman Catholic cardinal, an archbishop and six other U.S. bishops issued a statement Monday expressing support for LGBT youth and denouncing the bullying often directed at them.