The Content of Our Character

By Mark Hyatt
President & CEO, Character Education Partnership
This Aug. 28 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have A Dream” speech—or as we like to refer to it at CEP, his “Content of Character” speech. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, addressing more than 250,000 civil rights supporters who had gathered in 1963 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Dr. King reportedly had not intended to list examples of his “dream.”
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Dr. Maurice Elias of Rutgers to Keynote National Forum on Character Education

2013 National Forum Focuses on School Safety, Leadership and Character

Washington, DC –Character Education Partnership (CEP) is proud to announce that Dr. Maurice Elias, a leading expert on social and emotional learning, will provide a keynote address at the 2013 National Forum on Character Education, October 24-27 in Washington, DC. The Forum brings together thought-leaders from around the world to discuss character education, school safety, leadership and community involvement – among other topics relevant to today’s educators.
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Dr. Robert M. Franklin to Keynote National Forum on Character Education

President Emeritus of Morehouse College to Speak on Ethics and Character at 2013 National Forum

MAY 28, 2013, Washington, DC –Character Education Partnership (CEP) is proud to announce Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr. as one of several esteemed keynote speakers at the 2013 National Forum on Character Education, taking place Oct. 24-27 in Washington, DC. Dr. Franklin, the 10th president of Morehouse College, the nation’s largest liberal arts college for men, has written several books on social issues, including Crisis in the Village: Restoring Hope in African American Communities (2007); Another Day’s Journey: Black Churches Confronting the American Crisis (1997); and Liberating Visions: Human Fulfillment and Social Justice in African American Thought (1990).

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Author and New York Times Columnist David Brooks to Keynote National Forum on Character Education

2013 National Forum to Focus on School Safety, Leadership and Community Involvement

Washington, DC –Character Education Partnership (CEP) is proud to announce David Brooks as one of several esteemed keynote speakers at the 2013 National Forum on Character Education, taking place Oct. 24-27 in Washington, DC. David Brooks has been a New York Times Op-Ed columnist since 2003 and has written several books including his most recent, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement, published by Random House March 2011. Brooks will be making his keynote address on Friday morning, Oct. 25.

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Joan Duffell Named to National Nonprofit Board of Directors

Washington, D.C: Joan Cole Duffell, Executive Director of the Committee for Children, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Character Education Partnership (CEP), a national nonprofit based in Washington, DC. CEP works with schools across the nation to develop strategies that reinforce academic excellence and foster respect, responsibility, honesty, diligence, service and citizenship.

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