April 20, 2001
California Families Focus of Conference
Federal, state and local views on how
government can help working families will be aired at a family
policy forum at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at California State
The panel discussion, which is scheduled to include State
Sen. Deborah Ortiz, is part of "Family Resiliency in
California," the second annual conference of the California
Council on Family Relations, Thursday and Friday April 27
- 28 in the University Union. The conference will also feature
sessions on adolescent, adult and caregiver depression, cultural
perspectives on family, and child custody injustices as well
as presentations by authors Greg Sarris and Harriette McAdoo
and documentary producer Satsuki Ina.
Friday, April 27
Symposium, "Issues in Depression Across the Lifespan,"
12:45 p.m., Orchard Suite.
Lecture, "Writing Family: A Multicultural Perspective,
Maps for the Future," Greg Sarris, author of Watermelon
Nights and chief of the Coast Miwok Nation, 10:45 a.m., Union
Symposium, "A Multidisciplinary Team Approach
to Fight Child Custody Injustices," 2 p.m., Orchard Suite.
"Cultural Factors in Surviving Oppression: The
Japanese Internment Experience," Satsuki Ina, CSUS professor
and producer of Children of the Camps, 3:45 p.m., Union Redwood
Saturday, April 28
Forum, "What Can Government Do to Help Working
Families?" Deborah Ortiz, state senator, Ameen Khan,
field representative for Rep. Robert Matsui, and Penelope
Clarke, Sacramento County Public Protection and Human Assistance
Agency, 10 a.m., Union Redwood Room.
"Ethnic Diversity: Growing Our California Dream,"
Harriette Pipes McAdoo, author and researcher, 1:30 p.m.,
Union Redwood Room.
For more information, contact Walter Kawamoto at (916) 278-5539.
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at (916) 278-6156.
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