Home School Legal Defense Association

P.O. Box 3000, Purcellville, VA 20134



For Immediate Release Contact: Ian Slatter
August 20, 2003 (540) 338-8663

** Media Advisory **

HOME SCHOOL ATTORNEY AND AUTHOR TO
SPEAK AT HOME EDUCATORS CONFERENCE



Washington, DC - Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) Senior Counsel Chris Klicka will be in Oregon, August 22 and 23, for the 2003 Oregon Christian Home Education Conference. Klicka will be addressing approximately 500 homeschoolers from around the state on a number of topics including "The Heart of Homeschooling: Living and Teaching What Really Matters."

HSLDA entered into its 20th Anniversary year last spring and has been at the forefront of the modern homeschool movement. "Fighting for a parents' right to homeschool has been our mission for 20 years," said Klicka.

Homeschooling is entering the mainstream and this is in large part due to the efforts of the HSLDA legal team.

"Homeschool graduates are succeeding in all walks of life and consequently many more families are gaining the confidence to begin homeschooling for themselves," said Klicka.

Chris Klicka, homeschooling father of seven, is an author of a number of books including the newly released "Heart of Homeschooling: Teaching and Living What Really Matters" and the best-selling book, "Home Schooling: The Right Choice."

Klicka has worked for the last 18 years at HSLDA defending the rights of homeschooling families before the courts, state legislatures and Congress while handling over 6,000 legal conflicts with social workers, truant officers, superintendents, police and prosecutors.

Event - The Oregon Christian Home Educators Conference
Location - Southwest Bible Church, 14605 SW Weir Road, Beaverton
Date - August 22-23
Contact - Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network 503 288-1285

If your organization would like to schedule an interview with Dee Black on topics such as how-to-homeschool, legal battles, benefits of homeschooling or social worker harassment please contact Ian Slatter, Director of Media Relations at (540) 338 8663 or via e-mail Ian@hslda.org.

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a 20 year old, 75,000 member non-profit organization and the preeminent association advocating the legal right of parents to home school their children.

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