Author, advocate to speak in Harrisonburg

Item by Chris Graham

Author and educator Chris Mercogliano will speak at the Harrisonburg Unitarian Universalist Church next week.
Mercogliano is the author of In Defense of Childhood: Protecting Kids’ Inner Wildness.
Mercogliano was a staff member at the Albany Free School in Albany, N.Y., for 35 years and is an advocate of noncontrolling education and child-rearing.
The event – which is cosponsored by Our Community Place and the Shenandoah Valley Community School – is scheduled for Oct. 25 from 7-9 p.m.
Admission is free.


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