20
Monday
Nov
Ottawa Public Library Auditorium120 Metcalfe st.
7:30pm

Putting Children First:
Childhood Under Siege
With Joel Bakan,
Jo Becker and Mary Branley

A Republic of Childhood Event
"Becker’s book is a vital resource in our collective effort to create a world fit for children.
— Benyam Dawit Mezmur, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
Jo Becker
Joel Bakan
Mary Branley

Join us on International Children’s Day and the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Let us put children first!

 

Stress, anxiety, depression, and suicide, are just some of the alarming symptoms that are plaguing our children and young people today. What can we do to to address this growing epidemic?

 

Joel Bakan, is the author of the bestselling Corporation which was published in more than twenty languages, and became an acclaimed documentary. Childhood Under Siege is a powerful manifesto to end corporate predation of our kids.

 

Jo Becker’s latest book, Campaigning for Children focuses on contemporary children's rights, identifying the range of abuses that affect children today, including early marriage, female genital mutilation, child labor, child sex tourism, corporal punishment, the impact of armed conflict, and access to education.

 

Mary Branley is an award winning poet, writer of non-fiction and lives in North Sligo, Ireland. Currently she is writer in residence at the Glens Theatre in Manorhamilton, County leitrim, and facilitator with Kids Own Publishing on 25 titles. Kids Own publishes books written and illustrated by children.

 

 

Republic of Childhood:

We are grateful to the support of the Community Foundation of Ottawa and Canada, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, RBC, the Ottawa Public Library and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

Our advisors, the National Research Council of Canada and the Conference Board of Canada, have generously provided expert insight and guidance.

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