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Joan D’Alessandro Discusses Pro-Child Activism and Policymaking

Tuesday, October 13
2:30 – 4 p.m.

When a loved one is killed, how can survivors transform their grief into positive action? During this digital forum, attendees will hear from  Rosemarie D’Alessandro, who lost her 7-year-old daughter, Joan Angela, in 1973 after she delivered Girl Scout cookies to a neighbor. Since then, her family has launched the Joan D’Alessandro Foundation (aka Joan’s Joy), a powerful force promoting pro-victim policies, such as Joan’s Law, signed by former President Bill Clinton in 1998.

This forum will screen a 15-minute video including clips from CNN and the Today Show, followed by a discussion on pro-child activism and transforming tragedy into something positive. View the video before the event.


This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.