The Bellevue Hotel, Philadelphia
200 South Broad Street, Grand Ballroom
Michael Brody, Mental Health Partnership
Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
The 34th Annual Alliance Breakfast
OCTOBER 26, 2018
Hyatt at the Bellevue
Purchase a table of eight for $575 or individual tickets for $75 per person. Please fill out the enclosed registration form and e-mail or fax the information to Vicki Haggerty at Vicki@thealliancecsp.org, fax 267-385-6956. Please call Vicki with any questions, 267-385-7440
Thank you for your participation, we are looking forward to seeing you on October 26th!
Jennifer Hughes, Annual Breakfast Chairperson
Kenneth R. Ginsburg MD, MSEd, is a Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He practices social adolescent medicine — medicine with special attention to prevention and the recognition that social context and stressors impact upon both physical and emotional health. The theme that ties together his clinical practice, teaching, research and advocacy efforts is that of building on the strength of teenagers by fostering their internal resilience.
Dr. Ginsburg is the Co-Director of the Center for Parent and Teen Communication, which promotes the health, character and well-being of adolescents through education, research and advocacy. He is also the Medical Director for Covenant House, Pennsylvania, a care system that serves homeless, street and marginalized youth in Philadelphia.
He developed the teen-centered method, which is a mixed qualitative/quantitative methodology that helps youth to generate, prioritize and explain their own proposed solutions to social problems and to teach clinicians how to better serve them.
Manuel Portillo is the director of community engagement at Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians. He is originally from Guatemala and came to the United States as a refugee during the internal armed conflict of the 1980s that left over 250,000 dead or disappeared. He has founded and worked with various nonprofit organizations and has worked with immigrant and non-immigrant communities utilizing institution and faith-based organizing, popular education, digital storytelling and career pathways and employment with foreign-born professionals.
Shawn Hennessey and Leana Song introduce the audience to the power and beauty of Afro-Cuban music and dance. Dressed in all white, the world renowned percussionists of Leana Song play traditional Batá drums, congas and cajons, bells and shekeres, all while singing ancient Yoruba songs to the Orishas. Leana Song engages students in Afro-Cuban music and culture through history, rhythm, dance, and song. Students will be on their feet during this rocking BatáRumba dance party!