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Symposium On Our Youngest Citizens
April 19 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pmPay as You Will
This is the fifth anniversary of our annual Symposium on our Youngest Citizens, held at UW Tacoma. The Children’s Museum of Tacoma convenes the Symposium to engage community members, parents, educators, and policymakers in dialogue as we explore concepts, ideas, and potential actions in the context of what we want for our youngest citizens.
Our keynote speaker is Alfie Kohn, author and speaker on human behavior, education, and parenting. Kohn has been described by Time Magazine as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades and test scores.” He has appeared twice on “Oprah,” as well as on “The Today Show,” NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” and many other TV and radio programs. He spends much of his time speaking at education conferences, as well as to parent groups, school faculties, and researchers.
Along with our keynote presentation, local speakers, youth input and lively discussion will leave participants inspired and motivated to make changes both big and small to improve the lives of children and their families in our region.
Admission to the Symposium is Pay As You Will. Admission options are for one ticket each. Choose from a price that suits your budget and desire to support this event and the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. Your generosity allows us to continue to offer the Symposium as a Pay As You Will event.