Security for Children: A Dialogue with Susie Cambria June 1, 2011

May 8th, 2011

An essential part of the Quis project is projecting community voices into the cultural reconsideration of security already happening because of the ten year anniversary of 9/11. I’m co-hosting several dialogues with experts in security-related fields, and am looking forward to the session with Susie Cambria and social service professionals in the District of Columbia on Wednesday June 1st.

I’m defining ‘security-related’ fields as being a profession that interacts with individual or community security. In addition to dialogue with security professionals (police, firemen, national security folks) I’m talking with groups that are involved in more intimate kinds of security. I’m so grateful that Susie is co-hosting this upcoming session with me, and look forward to hearing more ‘security stories’ to inform my understanding of security and how ‘we’ pursue it.

Susie has more than 15 years of experience in DC children’s policy and budget issues.   In her work at DC Action for Children (1997 – 2008), Susie helped create a robust budget analysis and advocacy operation by establishing and maintaining relationships with elected and appointed officials, and engaging the community in the work of protecting and nurturing children and youth across the District. Susie received her Master of Social Work from the School of Social Work at Howard University. Her focus was on the macro track in the area of children and families. Since late 2009, Susie has consulted with a number of DC-based nonprofits on budget and policy projects and authored the blog Susie’s Budget and Policy Corner.

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