In partnership with Vanderbilt University and IBM, the International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR) will provide "on demand" access to high quality, network-accessible digital video of the Family Re-Union 8 proceedings. As part of the Internet2 Digital Video Network project, MPEG-1 encoded recordings will be available over the high performance networks participating in the Internet2 project.
For more information on the Internet2 digital video initiative, click here.
1. "IBM Videocharger Player" is required for viewing, and can be downloaded for PC users here.
2. Click on the desired session. .
**The availibility of each video clip will be slightly delayed from listed times.
**Due to changes in the agenda, the listed times may not correspond to the listed topics.
Monday, June 21, 1999
Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore
(All times Central)
1:00-1:20 p.m. OPENING SESSION, Langford Auditorium, Vanderbilt University Medical School
Joe Wyatt, Chancellor, Vanderbilt University
Judge Andy Shookhoff, Co-Sponsor and Associate Director of the Child and Family Policy Center at the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies
Introduction of Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore
Martha Farrell Erickson, Ph.D., Co-Sponsor and Director of the Children, Youth & Family Consortium, University of Minnesota
The Vice President introduces a brief film collage entitled
"A Place . . . A Town . . . A Home . . ." Produced by Dr. Jeffrey Cole and Jim Reynolds, UCLA Center for Communication Policy
1:20-1:40 p.m. Vice President Gore's Remarks
"A Challenge to the Conference"
1:40-2:40 p.m. "What Do Families Want in a Community?" Part 1 / Part 2
Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore lead a community roundtable.
Diane Bock, Director, Community Cousins, Oliverhain, Calif.
Lucia Diaz, Executive Director, Mar Vista Family Center and Mar Vista Institute, Culver City, Calif.
Janet Hartey, Executive Director, Coastal Caregivers, Ft. Pleasant Beach, N.J.
Carole L. Kennedy, Principal, John B. Lange Middle School, Columbia, Mo.
Louis King II, President and CEO, Summit Academy OIC, Minneapolis, Minn.
Cameron Macdonald, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.
Moises Perez, Executive Director, Alianza Dominicana, Inc., New York, N.Y.
Cal Turner, Chairman, President and CEO, Dollar General Corp., Nashville, Tenn.
Anthony Wallace, President, Security Dads, Inc., Indianapolis, Ind.
John Wardlaw, Executive Director, Hartford Housing Authority, Hartford, Conn.
Lily Yeh, Executive Director, Village of Arts & Humanities, Philadelphia, Pa.
2:40-3:30 p.m. "Safety and Strength in Our Homes, Streets and Schools"
Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5
Vice President Al Gore, Tipper Gore, Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater and Tennessee Titans player Eddie George lead a discussion on partnerships for community safety.
Judge Loretta Biggs, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Jim Bueermann, Chief of Police and Director of Housing, Recreation and Senior Services, Redlands Police Department, Redlands, Calif.
J.B. Payton, Director, MLK Jr. Educational and Cultural Center, Memphis, Tenn.
Rev. Gene Rivers III, Pastor, Azusa Christian Community and Director, Ella J. Baker House, Boston, Mass.
3:50-4:50 p.m. "Owning the Dream: Economic Vitality and Education for Leadership" Part 1 / Part2
Vice President Al Gore with Alvin Brown, Executive Director of the Community Empowerment Board, lead an interactive session with four videoteleconference sites. Leaders of the programs are on stage with the Vice President.
Stairstep Initiative Companies, Minneapolis, Minn. Alfred Babington-Johnson, President and CEO
McCormack Baron & Associates, St. Louis, Mo. Richard Baron, President and CEO
Operation HOPE, Los Angeles, Calif. John Bryant, Chair, Founder, CEO
Department of Architecture, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif. Mary C. Comerio, Professor
3:45-5:15 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS
These breakout sessions are concurrent with the Vice President's interactive videoteleconference session. Participants will define goals, best practices and recommended actions.
1. Safe Homes, Schools, and Streets: A Community Ethic that Values Families and Discourages Violence
Dennis Dresang, Ph.D., Professor and Director, LaFollette Institute, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
Pamela Eakes, Founder and President, Mothers Against Violence in America, Seattle, Wash.
Jackie Greenwood, Ed.D., Principal, Arlington High School, Security Dads, Indianapolis, Ind.
Bill Johnston, Senior Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, Mass.
Ricardo Martinez, M.D., Adminstrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C.
2. Attractive, Affordable Housing and the Opportunity to Own a Home
Elinor Bacon, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Public Housing Investment and Director, HOPE VI, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.
Bart Harvey, Chairman and CEO, Enterprise Foundation, Columbia, Md.
Cheryl McAfee, President, Charles F. McAfee FAIA NOMA PA, Architects, Planners and Program Managers, Atlanta, Ga.
Keith Richardson, Community-Builder Fellow, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Knoxville,Tenn.
3. Excellent Schools, Child Care, and Health Centers that Support Family and Community Life
Mike Nolan, Founder and President, Kids Corporation, Morristown, N.J.
Deborah Reeve, Ed.D., Associate Executive Director for Development and Special Projects, National Association of Elementary School Principals, Washington, D.C.
Ariela Rodriguez, Ph.D., Director, Health and Social Services, Little Havana Activities & Nutrition Centers, Miami, Fla.
Elizabeth Valdez, M.D., Founder, President and CEO, Concilio Latino de Salud, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.
4. Economic Vitality: Good Jobs, Family-friendly Workplaces, Accessible Shopping and Financial Services, Thriving Commercial Centers
Alvin Brown, Executive Director, Community Empowerment Board, Washington, D.C.
5. Well-designed Neighborhoods with Clean Air and Water, Green Spaces, Play Spaces, and Vibrant Arts, Sports and Recreation for All Ages
Karen Alschuler, Principal and Director of Planning and Urban Design, Simon Martin-Vegue Winkelstein Morris, San Francisco, Calif.
Amy Barzach, Executive Director, National Center for Boundless Playgrounds, Broomfield, Conn.
Sydney Butler, Executive Director, American Zoo and Aquarium Association, Silver Springs, Md.
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Co-founder and Principal, Duany Plater- Zyberk & Co. and Dean, University of Miami School of Architecture, Miami, Fla.
6. Active Faith-based Organizations and Other Opportunities for Fellowship Involving Families
Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, Ph.D., Rabbi, Jewish Identity Program, Jewish Family and Children's Services, Philadelphia, Pa.
Father Joseph Hacala, Special Assistant and Director, Center for Community & Interfaith Partnership, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.
Karen Olson, Founder and President, National Interfaith Hospitality Network, Summit, N.J.
Madeline Rogero, Executive Director, Knoxville's
Promise, Knoxville, Tenn.
7. Caring Community of Mutual Respect: Community Centers and Comprehensive Programs for Families
Cathy Dodd, Executive Director, Woodbine Community Organization, Nashville, Tenn.
Luis Garden-Acosta, Founder and President, El Puente, Brooklyn, N.Y.
James Johnson, Executive Director, Mutual Assistance Network of Del Paso Heights, Sacramento, Calif.
Enid Ray, Program Officer, Brighter Futures Initiative, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Hartford, Conn.
8. Opportunities for Community Involvement and Service for All Generations and All People
Donna Butts, Executive Director, Generations United, Washington, D.C.
Julie Falender, Youth Volunteer Assistant, Peer Educator, Oasis Center, Nashville, Tenn.
Abiola Laniya, Coordinator, Homefriends Program, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.
Judge Andy Shookhoff, Associate Director, Child and Family Policy Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
9. Efficient Links Between People and Neighborhoods: Transportation, Communication and Access to Technology
Paula Antonovich, Communications Director, Benton Foundation, Washington, D.C.
David Fachetti, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Family Education Company's Family Education Network, Boston, Mass.
Rhonda Phillippi, R.N., Tennessee Statewide Project Coordinator, Emergency Medical Services for Children, Nashville, Tenn.
Neal Halfon M.D., MPH, Professor of Pediatrics and Community Health Services, Director, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif.
10. Efficient Response to Community Needs by Local, State and Federal Government and by Foundations
Mayor Clarence Anthony, President, National League of Cities, South Bay, Fla.
Cindy Ballard, Executive Director, Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth, Kansas City, Mo.
Gaetana Ebbole, Executive Director, Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Grantland Johnson, Secretary, California Health and Human Services Agency, Sacramento, Calif.
5:15-7:00 p.m. RECEPTION WITH VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE AND TIPPER GORE
Bishops Common, Lower Campus
Welcome by Elliott Moore, Chairman, Tennessee Steering
Committee for Family Re-Union 8
Music provided by:
Robert Pearcy and the Hunters Lane String Band, Hunters Lane Comprehensive High School, Nashville, Tenn.
Tuesday, June 22, 1999
(All times Central)
8:30-9:30 a.m. WELCOME Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3
Dr. Harry Jacobson, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Vanderbilt University Medical School
INTRODUCTION OF VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE
Dr. Jill Iscol, Family Re-Union Conference Chair
"New Strategies From Community Traditions"
A discussion led by Vice President Al Gore expanding on the major ideas of the conference.
Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO, Rheedlen Centers for Children and Families, New York, N.Y.
Barbara Clinton, Director, Center for Health Services, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
Rev. Robert Franklin, Ph.D., President, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Frances Lucerna, Founder and Principal, El Puente's Academy for Peace and Justice, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Robert Ross, M.D., Director, San Diego County Health and Human Services, San Diego, Calif.
Jose Szapocznik, M.D., Professor and Director, Center for Family Studies and the Spanish Family Guidance Center, University of Miami, Miami, Fla.
9:30-9:35 a.m. INTRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTARY FILM
9:35-9:55 a.m. "Community Is. . ."
Created and Produced by Michael Stevenson
9:55-10:05 a.m. REMARKS BY TIPPER GORE
10:05-10:45 a.m. "Youth and Community: Working Together" Part 1 / Part 2
Tipper Gore leads a discussion with young people.
Kim Anderson, Mahnoman, Minn.
Matthew Cavedon, Berlin, Conn.
Jennifer Chang, Nashville, Tenn.
Ross Godwin, Bethesda, Md.
Greg Mason, Minneapolis, Minn.
Felicia Mickles, Lafayette, La.
10:45 -11:45 a.m. "Commitments for the Future: Education for Community Building"
Vice President Gore, Tipper Gore and leaders of colleges and universities respond to the Vice President's challenge supporting a major initiative in education for community building.
Cindy Ballard, Executive Director, Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth, Kansas City, Mo.
Eileen Moran Brown, President, Cambridge College
Dr. Jeffrey Cole, Director, UCLA Center for Communication Policy and Director, Center for Digital Innovation, Adjunct Professor, Anderson Graduate School of Management and College of Letters and Sciences and Head, Entertainment, Media and Communications Track (EMC), Anderson School
Dr. Dennis Dresang, Professor, University of Wisconsin
Dr. John Eckenrode, Professor, Chair of Human Development and Co-Director of the Cornell Family Life Development Center, Cornell University
Dr. Martha Farrell Erickson, Director of Children, Youth & Family Consortium, University of Minnesota
Dr. Eugene Grigsby, Professor, School of Public Policy, Social Research and Urban Planning and Director of Advanced Policy Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
Neal Halfon M.D., MPH, Professor of Pediatrics and Community Health Services, Director, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. James Hefner, President, Tennessee State University
Elizabeth Hollander, Executive Director, CampusCompact, Providence, R.I.
Dr. Frederick Humphries, President, Florida A&M
Dr. Jill Iscol, Chair of Family Re-Union, President, Iscol Family Foundation, Member, President's Advisory Council, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Dennis Orthner, Professor of Social Work and Public Policy Analysis and Associate Director, Jordan Institute for Families, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Dr. Raymond Paredes, Professor of English and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Development and Director for Community Resource Development Project, University of California, Los Angeles
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Co-founder and Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. and Dean, University of Miami School of Architecture, Miami, Fla.
Laurel Raimondo, Program Coordinator, Office of Volunteer Activities, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Earl Richardson, President, Morgan State University and Chair, President's Council for Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Dr. Michael Stegman, MacRae Professor of Public Policy and Business and Director of the Center for Community Capitalism, University of North Carolina
Dr. Jose Szapocznik, Professor of Pediatrics and Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Educational Research, and Director, Center for Family Studies, University of Miami
Dr. Claire Wurtzel, Director, General and Special Education Initiatives in Schools, Bank Street College
11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CONCLUDING REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE