Southeast Speaker Series

About the Speaker Series Program
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF Speaker Series program is designed to engage the Atlanta philanthropic and civic community in UNICEF’s work through important discussions about issues affecting children globally and locally.  It consists of two to four events per year, each focusing on one of UNICEF’s core priorities areas (child survival, child development, child protection, or emergencies) and featuring a conversation among international and local leaders on the issue at hand.  Whenever possible, we partner with local organizations to co-host and/or co-sponsor the event.  The venue and timing of the events rotates based on speakers and topics. We offer additional opportunities to learn from experts about UNICEF's work through online webinars. Email [email protected] if you would like to receive notifications of Speaker Series events and webinars. 

About the Speaker Series Committee
The Speaker Series committee was established in July 2011 in order to serve as thought leaders for the events, to help increase attendance, and to serve as Chairs of specific events that are of interest.  Members are active supporters of UNICEF’s work who are interested in helping to increase awareness about UNICEF and the issues facing children around the world.

Committee MembersWendy Gutierrez Cheeks, Bridget Doerr, Dr. Laura Doerr, Reverend Krista Forbes, Mandy Wilson, Denise Poole, Frank Wrenn.

Past event:

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF Southeast Region Speaker Series Program in partnership with The Morehouse College Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership and Africa Atlanta 2014 presents:


Children, Not Soldiers:
An Evening with UNICEF Advocate
Ishmael Beah

UNICEF's first appointed Advocate for Children Affected by War, Sierra Leonean human rights activist and author of the acclaimed national bestseller,
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Morehouse College
The Shirley E. Massey Executive Conference Center
Bank of America Auditorium
803 Westview Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30314

Moderator: Nadia Bilchik, Editorial Producer at CNN, President of Grater Impact Communication

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For Sponsorship and Host opportunities, please contact Sherry White at [email protected] or call 404-239-3292