Amy Brenneman discusses the Supreme Court abortion case, CHIMEapalooza

Actress Amy Brenneman was here to talk about a big event this weekend. She has a new show on NBC called 'Heartbeat' and we are going to talk about all of that, but suddenly she is in the middle of a huge story.

On Wednesday, The Supreme Court is taking up the most important abortion case in decades, and Amy has filed a brief with the court and posted a video online telling her own very personal story.

She also stopped by to promote one of her favorite education research groups and their upcoming event.

Established in 1990, the CHIME Institute is a national leader in developing and implementing model educational programs and dynamic research and training environments to disseminate best practices in inclusive education. The institute’s research and training center is housed in California State University Northridge’s Michael D. Eisner College of Education.

The institute began with an early childhood education program based on the CSUN campus. The success of that program, coupled with needs of the community and sound research, prompted a group of parents and CSUN faculty to develop a public charter elementary school in 2001 and a public charter middle school in 2003. The two schools merged into a K-8 school located in Woodland Hills in 2010.

CHIME also serves as a model for educators through its partnerships with the Eisner College and the Los Angeles Unified School District. It facilitates research opportunities and regularly hosts visitors from around the United States and the world who are interested in replicating its successes in their own schools. The institute has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a model for full inclusion of students with disabilities and for providing a blueprint for local schools across the country.

(Source: KH Public Relations)

“I am thrilled to be once again emceeing and helping to create CHIMEapalooza,” Brenneman said. “It is so inspiring to witness the growth of this event and the mission of the CHIME Institute.

Proceeds from the CHIMEapalooza will go toward supporting inclusive practices in the institute’s early educational programs and charter school. For more information about the CHIME Institute, call (818) 677-4979 or (818) 346-5200 or visit its website

CHIMEapalooza 2016 is happening this Saturday, March 5th at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. Showtime is at 7:00pm.

Follow Amy Brenneman on Twitter: @TheAmyBrenneman

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