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Hear from Children’s Defense Fund founder next week

Marian Wright Edelman headshot_color-320x240The CWRU community will soon gather to hear from Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, and the 2017 recipient of the Inamori Ethics Prize, which will be awarded during events on campus Sept. 14 and 15. The Inamori Ethics Prize honors outstanding international ethical leaders whose actions and influence have greatly improved the condition of humankind.

Edelman has been an advocate for children’s rights and the disadvantaged for decades. Under her leadership, the nonprofit Children’s Defense Fund, which Edelman established in 1973, has become the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children and families, championing policies and programs to lift children from poverty, protect them from abuse and neglect and ensure their access to health care and quality education. Learn more about her.

Hear from Edelman at the prize ceremony Thursday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m., and join in the academic symposium Friday, Sept. 15 at 12:45 p.m. Both events will take place in the Maltz Performing Arts Center. The events are free and open to the public, but registration is required.