Founder/President Mary Gordon addresses UK Parliament
Mary Gordon presents to UK Parliament.
23 November 2012: Mary Gordon, Founder/President of Roots of Empathy, addressed the UK Parliament in the House of Commons yesterday, as part of the ongoing Early Intervention Series organized by Graham Allen, MP and Chair of the Early Intervention Foundation.
As a world-renowned social innovator, educator and child-advocate, Gordon spoke to the success of Roots of Empathy as a social and emotional learning program effective in equipping students with the 21st century skills needed to become contributing citizens of tomorrow.
See an ITN News video clip from the classroom visit this morning, here.
The address marks the first stop in a busy British itinerary this week for Gordon, who visited a Roots of Empathy program today at Edmund Waller Primary School in Lewisham (Southeast London), and will participate in the weekend Empathy and Compassion in Society conference in London.
Monday will mark the official launch of the Roots of Empathy program in England, with a reception at the House of Lords in the historic Palace of Westminster. Check back for coverage of the launch on Monday.