Monday, March 03, 2008

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood 6th Annual Summit in Boston

Consuming Kids: The Sexualization of Children and Other Commercial Calamities
Boston: April 3-5, 2008

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Featuring workshops and presentations by more than thirty leading scholars and activists, this year’s summit promises to be both eye-opening and inspiring. If you work with or for children, have children of your own, or if you’re just fed up with how corporate marketing undermines children’s wellbeing, this is the conference for you:
• Learn about the latest research showing how marketing undermines children’s health, values, and behavior.
• Discover the latest tricks and techniques marketers use to bypass parents and target children directly.
• Explore successful strategies to use at home, at work, and in your community to counter the harmful effects of marketing on children.
• Network with a diverse group of participants at the forefront of the ongoing struggle to reclaim childhood from corporate marketers.

Confirmed presenters include:
• Juliet Schor, author, Born to Buy
• Jean Kilbourne, author, Can’t Buy My Love
• Susan Gregory Thomas, author Buy, Buy, Baby
• Tim Kasser, author, the High Price of Materialism
• Susan Linn, author Consuming Kids

Plus special events:
• Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 PM. CCFC honors Supersize Me’s Morgan Spurlock with the Fred Rogers Integrity Award.
• Friday, April 4, at 7:30 PM. Only Children: A Concert Reading and Roundtable. Excerpts from this brand-new musical, fresh off a sold-out run in New York City, will be followed by a discussion with the playwrights, CCFC’s Enola Aird and Diane Levin, Sophie Godley of the AIDS Action Committee and other experts.

The complete summit schedule is available at:

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