Washington Agenda-General

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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2002

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds a forum on "Living On And Off Welfare: Family Experiences And Ethnographic Research." Government agencies and researchers are producing an enormous quantity of data on the impact of the 1996 welfare reform legislation on low-income families and communities. This evidence reflects a big drop in welfare caseloads, increased employment and higher incomes among single mothers, a decline in child poverty, a steady decline in teen pregnancy, and a leveling off in non-marital childbearing.

AGENDA: Highlights:

Rep. Eva M. Clayton, D-NC

Lisa Dodson, Research Professor of Public Policy, Boston College

Ellen K. Scott, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Oregon

Brenda Rhodes Miller, Executive Director, DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy - Moderator

Christina M. Gibson, Assistant Professor of Public Policy Studies, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University

Ronald B. Mincy, Maurice V. Russell Professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice, Columbia University

DATE: August 1, 2002

LOCATION: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: INTERFAITH CONFERENCE OF METROPOLITIAN WASHINGTON holds a reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Emergency Food and Shelter Directory.

DATE: August 1, 2002

LOCATION: 1518 M Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-244-3338

WEB ADDRESS: interfaith-metrodc.org

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION launches its annual Back-to-School effort with a national news conference releasing new state-by-state data detailing the number of children who are eligible for SCHIP or Medicaid but who remain tragically uninsured.

WHO: The speakers are:

Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-UT

Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-MA

Steven Schroeder, MD, President and CEO, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, Sr. Vice President and President Designate (term begins January, 2003), The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Sarah Shuptrine, Director, National Program Office, Covering Kids and Covering Kids & Families

T. Berry Brazelton, MD, pediatrician and nationally known parenting expert

Heidi Murkoff, author of the What to Expect pregnancy and parenting series

Elmer E. Huerta, MD, Founder and President of Prevención, Inc.

DATE: August 1, 2002

LOCATION: 325 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Karen Kirchgasser or Aimée Colker, 202-338-8700 or 202-329-5282

WEB ADDRESS: coveringkids.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE featuring Sonic Circuits showcasing the latest artistic uses of technology.

DATE: August 1, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: CULINARY PROFESSIONALS FOUNDATION holds a celebration of Julia Child's 90th Birthday. The celebration honors America's First Lady of Cuisine and raising funds for the Julia Child Endowment Fund which provides grants to career professionals for culinary research in France.

DATE: August 1, 2002

LOCATION: Poste, 555 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-783-6060.

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: US AIR FORCE BAND presents its Jazz Ensemble the Airman of Note."

DATE: August 1, 2002

LOCATION: National Zoo, 3000 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-767-4310

WEB ADDRESS: bolling.af.mil/band

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE features Adam Haslett discussing and signing copies of his first collection, You Are Not A Stranger Here. The book features protagonists young and old in a variety of locations. Haslett gets to the heart of his characters and demonstrates his skill at portraying often baffling feelings with clarity.

DATE: August 1, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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