Drum Roll, Please… Announcing the Annual Luncheon

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 23, 2013

Carlotta websiteWe are thrilled to announce the Children’s Campaign Annual Luncheon will take place Tuesday, October 29, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and will feature Carlotta Walls LaNier, youngest member of the Little Rock Nine and nationally-recognized education advocate.

In 1957, Carlotta Walls volunteered as the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The 14-year-old and eight other black students faced angry mobs and violence for the opportunity at the same high-quality education as their white peers. This act of courage was the beginning of a journey that would challenge prevailing attitudes, break down barriers, and forever change the landscape of education in America.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan calls education the civil rights issue of our time. Carlotta Walls LaNier, at a young age, took the bravest stance possible for education, making an impact on every child in this country, for every generation to follow.  At the Children’s Campaign Luncheon, Carlotta Walls LaNier will share her personal story of bravery, commitment and perseverance, one that leads us to ask, “What are we willing to commit to ensure a high-quality education for every child in Colorado?”  Find out more about Carlotta Walls LaNier on our website.

The Annual Luncheon has developed a reputation as one of the most inspiring events of the year for those who care about children’s issues, and has had a sell-out crowd of more than 800 community and business leaders, child advocates and parents for nearly a decade. Register today to reserve your table or seat, and plan to join us for another not-to-be missed event!

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.