Creating a Non-Violent Future

Center for the Human Rights of Children, Loyola University Chicago

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 3:30 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

Creating a Non-Violent Future

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
2 Day Ticket (May 23, 24) -General Admission May 22, 2014 $50.00 $0.00
1 Day Ticket (May 23) -General Admission May 22, 2014 $35.00 $0.00
1 Day Ticket (May 24) -General Admission May 22, 2014 $35.00 $0.00

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Event Details

‌This May, the CHRC will host a two-day symposium at Loyola University Chicago:

"Creating a Non-Violent Future: Children's Rights and Advances in Protection from Corporal Punishment."

MAY 23-24, 2014

This interdisciplinary forum joins in a global effort to demonstrate by way of research the destructive effects of hitting children and to develop policy measures and a
multi-dimensional strategic action plan for the United States. The symposium plans to engage advocates, educators, scholars, students, faith/community based organizations, service providers, health care providers and policy makers in the movement to end corporal punishment both here at home and abroad.

Keynote Speakers: 
Marjorie Fujara, M.D., John H. Stroger Jr. Hostpital, Chicago

James Garbarino, Ph.D., Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanisitic Psychology, Senior Faculty Fellow, Center for the Human Rights of Children, Loyola University Chicago

Gertrud Lenzer, Dr. phil., Professor and Director at Children's Studies Center for Research, policy and Public Service, Brooklyn College, The City University of New York

Christian PfeifferPh.D., Criminological Institute of Lower Saxony, Hannover, Germany

Additional Speakers:

Susan Bitensky, J.D., Michigan State University, East Lansing
Joan DurrantPh.D., Professor at Department of Family Social Sciences, Adjunct Professor at Arthur V. Mauro Center for Peace and Justice, University of Manitoba
Elizabeth Gershoff, Ph.D., Faculty Research Associate, and Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
George Holden, Ph.D., Professor and Undergraduate Director at Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Asadah Kirkland, Author of Beating Black Kids, New York
Samuel Martin, New Foundation for Biblical Research, Jerusalem, Israel
Marie Masterson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Dominican University, Chicago
Seth Scholer, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville
Catherine Taylor, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor at Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans
Eric Weber, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Public Policy Leadership, University of Mississippi, Oxford

Registration Includes:
Continental Breakfast 

Midafternoon snacks
Conference materials

Hotel Reservations: 
A special rate of $199/night is being offered to all symposium attendees 

 The Talbott Hotel 
20 E. Delaware Place.  Chicago, IL. 60611

To make a reservation call:

Ask for the Center for the Human Rights of Children rate  

(please note this rate can only be guaranteed until  April 22)




What is the refund policy?

Refund requests will not be accepted.  If you would like to transfer your registration, you may do so. To learn how to do this, please see the following question.

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Who do I contact with questions?

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Have questions about Creating a Non-Violent Future? Contact Center for the Human Rights of Children, Loyola University Chicago

When & Where

Klarchek Information Commons
6501 N. Kenmore Ave
Chicago, IL 60660

Friday, May 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 3:30 PM (CDT)

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Center for the Human Rights of Children, Loyola University Chicago

Recognizing that children require special protections, the Center for the Human Rights of Children pursues an agenda of interdisciplinary research, education, and service to address critical and complex issues affecting children and youth, both locally and globally.

CHRC applies a human-rights approach to the problems affecting children, reaffirming the principle of the indivisibility of human rights and the importance of promoting the economic, social, cultural, civil, and political rights of children.  Moreover, it does so with respect for the rights and responsibilities of parents, teachers, and other caregivers entrusted with raising children.

Creating a Non-Violent Future: Children's Rights and Advances in Protection from Corporal Punishment is sponsored by: 

Family Health Network

Community Care Alliance of Illinois

Hartgrove Hospital

Southern Methodist University Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Southern Methodist University Simmons School of Education

Children's Studies Center at Brooklyn College CUNY


Infant Welfare Society of Chicago

Loyola University Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine and Biomedical Graduate Degree Program

Loyola University Chicago's School of Education

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