Friday, November 4, 2016

Bridgewater State University to Celebrate Universal Children’s Day with Brockton Students



The College of Education & Allied Studies at Bridgewater State University is conducting a daylong celebration of the United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day on Friday, Nov. 18.

More than 200 second- and third-grade schoolchildren from Brockton’s Huntington Elementary School will come to campus for inspirational readings by renown children’s authors and FableVision co-founders Paul and Peter H. Reynolds from their books, The Dot and Going Places.

All of the afternoon’s activities starting at 1 pm. with the keynote speaker, Dr. Bob Sylvester, professor of global literacies, are open to the public. A series of discussions entitled “All Children Matter: The Plight of Children from Across the World,” will be held in the Dana Mohler-Faria Center for Science & Mathematics.

Concurrently, a number of panels on the goals of Universal Children’s Day and social justice, led by members of the BSU faculty and students, will be held throughout the afternoon in the Moakley Center. Topics include children refugees and child trafficking.

Afternoon sessions will conclude with a global dance performance by Urban Renegades at 4:10 p.m. in the Moakley Center, Room 100.

For more information about Universal Children’s Day, which has been celebrated annually by the UN on Nov. 20 since its creation in 1954 to promote awareness among children worldwide, visit http://www.un.org/en/events/childrenday/.

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