The Children at Play Network and Play Cousins Collective (PCC) will host a regional conference addressing children’s access to play and nature in urban communities and the opportunities and challenges of providing equity. The first Seeds for Urban Play Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, November 8th, 2019 at the St. Stephen Family Life Center in Louisville, KY.
Dr. Harrison Pinckney of Clemson University, Corliss Outley of Texas A&M and Courtney Gardner and Ben Dalbey of Free for All Baltimore , and others will speak with presentations on the implications for play for urban youth, specific gender considerations, and cultural competence with implications for policies, programming and training.
Kristen Williams, executive director of Play Cousins Collective (PCC), will discuss the landscape of play for African-American children in Louisville and the partnered efforts of PCC and the Children at Play Network to support free play opportunities and expand the language of play in community. Play Cousins Collective is a non-profit organization providing children’s programming, family engagement and community resources to empower African-American families to improve outcomes for young children.
This conference is intended for parents, advocates, educators, youth programming, healthcare and other interested community organizations.
Registration Fees are offered on a sliding scale: $0 – $5 – $10 – $25 or $50. Please choose as you are able to pay or attend for free.
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Seeds for Urban Play Conference
8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.,
Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
St. Stephen Family Life Center
1508 W. Kentucky Street
Louisville, KY 40210