2013-14 HEAR US CALENDAR
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|JULY 2013|| 20th, 11:00am, Wicked Good Cafe, Naperville, IL
It's About the Children, Volcano book reading
Pat Van Doren and Diane Nilan
2013, Texas Homeless Network Kathy Reid Award
2012, National Association for Education of Homeless Children Youth,
2012, The Education Center, Naperville, Kids’ Best Friend Award
2012, Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness, Community Builder Award
2012, Bridge Communities, Transforming Lives Award
2008, Naperville Church Women United, Human Rights Award
2007, NAEHCY, Outstanding Media Award
2006, Kane County (IL) Hidden Hero; and University of St. Francis Award of Merit
Bridge Communities Transforming Lives Award
Diane has received outstanding recommendations for her work. Here are just a couple:
I have known Ms. Nilan for about 15 years and enthusiastically endorse her presence in your community. Diane was keynote speaker at the Texas Homeless Network conference and was very well received by attendees.
Her list of successes is endless and her passion for homeless kids is unrivaled.
She has made a personal commitment to service that most of us can only dream about…I would encourage you to work with neighboring districts as well—her message needs to be spread as far and wide as possible!
Barbara E. James, Project Director,
Diane epitomizes the Lifetime Achievement Award, having devoted so many years professionally and personally to serving and advocating for homeless children, youth and families. Her selfless devotion and tireless commitment to improving the lives of those experiencing homelessness is something I strive to emulate. She is truly AMAZING!
I remember hearing Diane for the first time at a NAEHCY conference in the mid-1990s, when I was a district liaison in an urban Michigan school district, just after learning about my newly assigned responsibilities under the McKinney-Vento Law. I was inspired by her presentation, her work and her feisty spirit, and I became determined to carry on this work back in my state...
I believe that the voice of Diane Nilan is not only the voice of homeless children, youth and families throughout this country, but that it has also become the voice of thousands of advocates, school district staff and liaisons supporting our children and their families. She gives our kids a voice, and by doing so gives all of US a voice, as well.
State Coordinator for Homeless Education
Office of Field Services
Special Populations Unit
Michigan Department of Education
Diane's Previous Speaking Engagements Include:
Other interesting places of note...
Most of September and October will be spent on a film project in Texas.
25-27th, Texas Homeless Network Conference, Austin
October will be spent on a film project in Texas.
13, Babes of Wrath go to Columbia University School of Social Work
15-18, TBA, Maine Babes of Wrath stops
19, Salem State University, Babes of Wrath tour
21, on the edge film screening, Worcester Area Mission Society, Worcester, MA
|DECEMBER 2013||Somewhere in the southeastern states|
|JANUARY 2014||15-17th, ICPH Conference, NYC|
13, Chicago Bar Assn., Chicago Coalition for the Homeless recognition celebration, 20th Anniv. IL Homeless Ed
25, Compassion Epidemic Conversation, Anne Arundel Homeless Education Office & Abundant Life Church, Glen Burnie, MD
6, Washington DC, MV State Coordinator meeting
12, Univ. of St. Francis, Joliet, IL Sister Clare Award
20, NIU, DeKalb, IL, grants/filmmaking class
9-10th, SUNY Oneonta, NY
16-17, Columbia U SSW, NYC
|MAY 2014||8, 20th Anniversary Commemoration, IL Education for Homeless Children Act, "Charlie's Bill" in Aurora, Copley Theater, Aurora|