The youth welfare advocacy and watchdog non-profit Children’s Rights has announced its first annual Spring Young Leaders Event, to take place Thursday June 7 at 49 Grove. Founded by civil and adolescent rights activist Marcia Robinson Lowry, Children’s Rights started as a venture of the New York Civil Liberties Union and then the American Civil Liberties Union, before establishing itself as a self-sufficient nonprofit in 1995. Children’s Rights fights legal suits on behalf of child welfare and foster care initiatives and publishes national policy reports to generate awareness on the injustices many children suffer in the U.S.
This May, for National Foster Care Month, the organization launched Trapped?, an interactive Facebook interface, which charts the saga of “two fictitious brothers who were removed from an abusive home and separated when they were young. Users attempt to navigate tough life choices for one of the brothers, only to be confronted with daunting statistics. With each click, users learn about the grim state of U.S. foster care.”
Quite the social pack has already formed a host committee to support the spring event that will benefit Children’s Rights various efforts. The evening will commence at 7.30p.m. with a VIP cocktail and continue into the night with dancing and a special silent auction.
Tables for the benefit are $500 and include an open bar, while individual tickets start at $50. For more information email Walter Illy.
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