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When:             Wednesday, June 9 & Thursday, June 10, 2004

What:             A high-visibility event, bringing together leaders and community members, leading to a public commitment to end childhood lead poisoning in by 2010.

Where:             Clarion Hotel

 Summit Objectives:

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Gain explicit, publicly announced, community wide commitment to end childhood lead poisoning by 2010.

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Increase knowledge needed by specific sectors of the community in order to end lead poisoning

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Increase general public awareness of lead poisoning and the steps needed to prevent it.

 Summit Components:

A. DAY ONE: Multi-Media Event

The summit will open on the evening of June 9, with an interactive broadcast on WXXI Television.  The program will feature a bank of experts from medicine, law, building maintenance, lead detection, education and other fields  who will provide information to callers and others who request it by e‑mail or in a chat room. 

DAY TWO

B. Full-day Symposium: A Role for Everyone

Morning conference with a national and a local inspirational keynote speaker, followed by workshops targeted to specific groups needed in the community effort:

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members of affected communities

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landlords

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educators

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 health care workers

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 contractors

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 people from smaller/rural communities

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 human service organizations

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criminal justice community

C. Summit Assembly

Late afternoon culminating session for community leaders to publicly commit to the goal of ending childhood lead poisoning by 2010, and to specific steps that their organizations will take to insure that the goal is met. Starting with inspirational national speaker, MC’d by prominent local figure. Witnessed by community members, with an opportunity for all to sign a “Community Pledge Mural”

 D. Resource Room: Available throughout the Summit with exhibits, and demonstrations, and literature available on a variety of topics related to lead poisoning.

Primary responsibility: United Way and University of Rochester, with assistance from Finger Lakes Lead Poisoning Resource Center, have taken primary responsibility for planning and running the Summit in partnership with the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning. 

Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning 

Committed to ending childhood lead poisoning in Monroe County by 2010

For more information, contact:  pbrantingham@leadsafeby2010.org