Thursday, January 6, 2011

I Get to See Geoffrey Canada!

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Don't know who he is?  Well you should...he is the founder and CEO of Harlem Children's Zone--one of the most innovative and promising education systems working to end the cycle of generational poverty in America today.  He has taken poor, under-educated children and families in Harlem and produced amazing academic results.

He was recently named one of "America's Best Leaders" by the US News and World Report.  He was also featured in the movie Waiting for "Superman"--which you should see if you haven't already.

Basically, you cannot have a conversation about how to fix education in America without mentioning his name.

Can you tell I'm excited!?

He is speaking tomorrow from 12:30-1:30 at the Brookland Baptist Conference Center as part of a fundraiser for the Eau Claire Promise ZoneClick here for the invitation.  Not sure if there are seats left, but possibly...

I have a baby shower this weekend too--can't wait to see so many family and friends in one room celebrating Jones' impending birth with me!  Then, on Sunday, James and I plan to go do some baby shopping at Buy Buy Baby--haven't been there yet, but I hear it's amazing.  And, then we're going to see Love and Other Drugs with Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway.  Anyone seen it yet?

XO, and Happy Weekend (almost)!  What are your weekend plans?

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