Art: Speaker Schedule - Fall 2012

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Below is the Fall 2012 schedule for Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education, and Juvenile Justice (LAW-30691A).  The class meets from 5:00 - 7:00 PM in WCC 2012 at Harvard Law School.  Please see the Course Information, Syllabus and Schedule, Assignment Specifics for further details.

ClassDateTopicGuest Lecturers
1Sept. 13Course OverviewElizabeth Bartholet, Prof. of Law and Faculty Director, Child Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School

Jessica Budnitz, Lecturer on Law and Managing Director, Child Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School
2Sept. 20Child Maltreatment: The Family Preservation Policy Debate 

Andrew Hoffman, Managing Attorney for the Boston Office, Child and Family Law Division, Committee for Public Counsel Services

Leora Joseph, Former Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Child Protection Unit, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office

3Sept. 27Substance Abuse & Child Maltreatment: the Family Drug Court Model

Jeri Cohen, Circuit Judge, Juvenile Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami, FL

Jeanne Miranda, Assistant Director, UCLA Health Services Research Center, and Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

4Oct. 4Nowhere to Go: Children Aging Out of State Care (A Film Screening & Discussion)

Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Author, The Language of Flowers, and Co-Founder, The Camellia Network

Arden O'Connor, Founder, Rediscovery House and Founder, O'Connor Professional Group

Vanessa Roth, Producer/Director, Big Year Productions

5Oct. 11
Igniting a Movement: Principles Behind Successful Social Change Efforts 

Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green Foundation

Scott Sherman, Founder and Executive Director, Transformative Action Institute

6Oct. 18Bullying: How to Create Safe School Climates for All Children

Michael Gregory, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Education Law Clinic, Harvard Law School

Dena Sacco, Senior Researcher, Kinder & Braver World Project, a partnership with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, the Born this Way Foundation, and others (cancellation)

Response Panelist:

7Oct. 25Education Reform: Early Education

Sherri Killins, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care

Amy O’Leary, Campaign Director, Early Education for All, Strategies for Children

Jane Tewksbury, Executive Director, Thrive in 5, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, and former Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services

Wayne Ysaguirre, President and CEO, Associated Early Care and Education, Inc.

8Nov.1Education Reform: Community Organizing 

John Affeldt, Managing Attorney, Public Advocates Inc.

Mark Warren, Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, University of Massachusetts Boston

Response Panel:

9Nov. 8Child Mental Health: Strategies for Protecting the Most Vulnerable

Emily Kernan, Director, Mental Health Advocacy Project, Lawyers for Children 

Steven Schwartz, Legal Director and former Executive Director, Center for Public Representation

Response Panelist:

10Nov. 15Prostitution of Children: A Hidden Problem & Model Intervention Program

Lisa Goldblatt Grace, Co-founder and Director, My Life My Choice

Pi Heseltine, Lieutenant, Massachusetts State Police, Trafficking Unit 

Ann Wilkinson, Coordinator of Survivor Mentor Services, My Life My Choice (cancellation)

Response Panel:

  • My Life My Choice Mentees
11Nov. 29The School of Second Chances: Model Schools in Juvenile Facilities

Christine Kenney, Director of Educational Services, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services

David Domenici, Director, Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings, and Co-Founder, Maya Angelou Academy

Jason Szanyi, Staff Attorney, Center for Children's Law and Policy

12Dec. 6Children Dying While Incarcerated: The New Frontier for Youth in Massachusetts

Reginald Dwayne Betts, Author and National Spokesperson, Campaign for Youth Justice

Lael Chester, Executive Director, Citizens for Juvenile Justice

Barbara Kaban, Director of Juvenile Appeals, Youth Advocacy Division, Committee for Public Counsel Services


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