PLEASANT HILL -- The 10th Annual Young Children's Issues Forum, a forum for discussion among legislators, local elected officials, public agency representatives, business leaders and the community regarding current children's issues, takes place Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Community Center, at 320 Civic Center.

This year's theme is "Speak Out for Children: Educate and Advocate."

Confirmed guest legislators include Congressman George Miller, State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier and state Assembly members Susan Bonilla, Joan Buchanan, Nancy Skinner and Jim Frazier.

Comedian and child advocate Michael Pritchard will deliver the keynote presentation, and representatives of various local, county and regional service providers will be on hand.

This free annual community event is sponsored and organized by the Contra Costa Local Planning Council for Child Care and Development and is coordinated by the Contra Costa County Office of Education.