Hosted by Karen Peterson, executive editor of The News Tribune, the symposium will be centered on the theme “What we know. What we do.” The 300 participants in attendance will be asked to compare and contrast what experts know to be true about children and their healthy development with the reality of how our society values children, childhood, and families.
Additionally, the audience will hear from Stephanie Coontz, author and professor of history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia; Gina Lebedeva, certified speech language pathologist and early intervention specialist at Children’s Communication Corner in Seattle; and Andy Lloyd, head of workforce development at Leeds Children’s Services in the United Kingdom.
Moreover, an urban planning panel discussion will include Tacoma Mayor, Marilyn Strickland; and Ali Modarres, director of urban students at the University of Washington Tacoma.
Admission is pay as you will with a variety of donation choices ranging from $10 to $100. Preregistration is required online.