Solutions Summit: A Multipurpose Approach to

Solutions Summit:
A Multipurpose Approach to
Improving Children’s Lives
February 12, 2015
Civic Hall
156 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10010
In New York City and other urban
environments where space is a scarce
resource, many schools have multipurpose
rooms marked with the outlines of the
playing fields for several sports. Here,
different games and lives intersect, and
children learn to play together, share, and
respect others. Most importantly, they find
that they are more powerful when they
collaborate toward a common goal and for
the common good.
Each of us has a part to play in making kids’
lives safer, in helping them to grow up happy
and productive. In the spirit of all places
where communities come together, we
invite you to join corporate, government,
philanthropic, and civil society leaders at
Solutions Summit: A Multipurpose Approach
to Improving Children’s Lives at the Civic Hall
in New York City on Thursday, February 12.
During this summit sponsored by
WithoutViolence and held in collaboration
with UNICEF, we will explore how we can
build cross-sector commitment to proven
solutions that improve the lives of kids— and
have some fun in the process.
Some of the organizations represented at
the summit will include:
• UNICEF (Global)
• Save the Children (Global)
• Child Protection Working Group (Global)
• Raising Voices (Uganda)
• Cure Violence (North America,
Latin America and Middle East)
• Center for Domestic Violence
Prevention (CEDOVIP) (Uganda)
• Know Violence (Global)
• Eurochild (Europe)
• INFANT (Peru)
• CIYOTA (Uganda)
• International Rescue Committee (Global)
Space is limited.
Please RSVP to [email protected]
or visit
The WithoutViolence team
To learn more about what works, see
UNICEF’s Ending Violence Against Children:
Six Strategies for Action
Join Us
We believe that you can have an
extraordinary impact on the lives of
children and contribute to shaping a better
tomorrow. This isn’t an event only for
experts on children’s issues or violence
prevention. Leaders in the field have told
us that if we want to make a real impact,
we need to collaborate.
Violence intersects with so many aspects
of children’s lives. If we don’t work
together to address it, our important
investments in education, health, positive
urban environments, and so much more
will lose their impact. Become a Superhero!
P.S. Everybody has a super power. Maybe you
have super vision to see through problems,
the power to turn ideas into reality, the
strength to send wealth thousands of miles…
Email [email protected] with your
super power, come to the event, and we’ll
have a special superhero gift waiting for you.
Civic Hall, February 12
156 5th Ave, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10010
Moderated by
Lisa Witter, Chief Optimist, WithoutViolence
Joanna Mikulski, Program Director, WithoutViolence
8:30 am
9:00 am
Susan Bissell, Associate Director, Programmes and Chief Of Child Protection, UNICEF
Lisa Witter, Chief Optimist, WithoutViolence
Andrew Claypole, Senior Advisor, Office of the Special Representative of the UN
Secretary-General on Violence against Children
9:30 am
Crazy 8
Session I
The Optimist
Manifesto for Kids:
How We Can Make
the World a Better
John McArthur, Economist and Optimist
A.K. Shiva Kumar, Global Co-Chair, Know Violence in Childhood
Rashid Shabazz, Vice President of Communications,
Campaign for Black Male Achievement
Tom Watson, Forbes Columnist, President and Founder of CauseWired
Lori White, Curator, Upworthy
10:30 am
10:45 am
Session II
The Parent and
Caregiver Toolbox:
How We Can
Support Families
To Improve Lives
For Kids
Laura Boone, Child Protection Senior Technical Advisor,
International Rescue Committee
Ellen Galinsky, President and Co-Founder, Families and Work Institute
Andrew Levack, Deputy Director, U.S. Programs, Promundo
Donna Levin, Co-Founder & Vice President of Policy and CSR,
Brian F. Martin, Founder and CEO, Children of Domestic Violence
Constanze Niedermaier, Founder and CEO, Whyzz LLC
Delia Pop, Director of Programmes, Hope and Homes for Children
Jennifer Senior, Author of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
Ishita Srivastava, Multimedia Manager, Breakthrough
12:30 pm
Lunch and Live
Twitter Chat
Susan McPherson, Founder and CEO, McPherson Strategies and #CSRChat
1:30 pm
Session III
The Roadmap From
Happy Childhoods
to Stronger
Societies: How to
Make the Case for
Investing In Children
Alfredo Capote, Managing Director, Head of Mexico Investment Banking, Citigroup
Henrik Holmquist, Operations Director, Global Child Forum
Daniel Muhwezi, Co-Founder, CIYOTA
Dipak Naker, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Raising Voices
Abigail Noble, Associate Director, Impact Investing Initiatives,
World Economic Forum
Joanna Rubinstein, President and CEO, World Childhood Foundation USA
Roy Sosa, CEO, kidü
Jeana Takahashi, Technical Writer and Integrity Assurance Manager,
3:00 pm
Sweet! Wafels & Dinges
Rossanna Figuera, Co-Founder and Ambassador of Good Things
3:30 pm
Session IV
The Urban
Playground: How to
Design Cities That
are Good for Kidsand All Of Us
Baylee Greenberg, Director of Operations, Crisis Text Line
William Hanson, Chief of Staff, The Skillman Foundation
Stephen Hargarten, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine;
Director of Injury Research Center; and Associate Dean of Global Health, Medical
College of Wisconsin
Lucas Held, Director of Communications, The Wallace Foundation
Tina Musuya Executive Director, Center for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP)
Andrew Rasiej, Founder, Personal Democracy Media and Founder/CEO Civic Hall
Catherine Stayton, Director of the Injury and Violence Prevention Program;
Program Manager of New York City Cure Violence; and Bureau of Environmental
Disease and Injury Prevention at the New York City Department of Health and
Mental Hygiene
Karen Volker, Director, Washington D.C. Office, Cure Violence
and Unwrap
Susan Bissell, Associate Director, Programmes and Chief Of Child Protection, UNICEF
Peter Durand, Founder and CEO, Alphachimp Learning Systems LLC
Lisa Witter, Chief Optimist, WithoutViolence
5:00 pm