Art: Speaker Schedule - Fall 2013

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Below is the Fall 2013 schedule for Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education, and Juvenile Justice (Course #2011).  The class meets from 5:00 - 7:00 PM in WCC 2012 at Harvard Law School.  Please see the Course Information, Syllabus and Schedule, and Assignment Specifics for further details.

ClassDateTopicGuest Lecturers
1Sept 12Course 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 19

Treating Youth Violence as a Disease: Sweetest Land Rough-Cut Film Screening


Catherine Fine, MPH, Director, Division of Violence Prevention, Boston Health Commission

Thea James, Director, Boston Medical Center site of the Massachusetts Violence Intervention Advocacy Program; Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Jeffrey B. Teitler, Director, Envision Films and Associate Professor, Central Connecticut State University

Lisa H. Thurau, Founder and Executive Director, Strategies for Youth

*The Sept 19 class will meet in Austin West in Austin Hall, instead of our regularly scheduled classroom.

3Sept 26

Kids for Cash, One of the Worst Judicial Scandals in American History: Efforts to Uncover the Truth, Provide Relief for Victims, & Prevent Future Failures

Marsha Levick, Co-Founder, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Juvenile Law Center

R. Daniel Okonkwo, Executive Director, DC Lawyers for Youth

4Oct 3Use & Misuse of Social Science Evidence in Child Welfare

Brett Drake, Professor, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

Response Panelist:

5Oct 10

Substance Abuse & Child Maltreatment: The Family Drug Court Model

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

James Dwyer, Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School

Response Panelist:


Oct 17International Adoption: The Case for Change

Paulo Barrozo, Assistant Professor, Boston College Law School

Whitney Reitz, Senior Policy Advisor on International Child Welfare, Office of U.S Senator Landrieu

7Oct 24The Campaign to End Childhood Hunger in America: Share Our Strength's Strategy & The Role of One of the Largest Corporate Foundations in America

Margaret McKenna, Former President, Walmart Foundation and President Emerita, Lesley University

Bill Shore, CEO and Founder, Share Our Strength

8Oct 31Evidence and Education: How to Create Equality of Opportunity in AmericaRaj Chetty, William Henry Bloomberg Professor of Economics, Harvard University
9Nov 7The Serious Subject of Play: Creative Ways to Combine Philanthropy, Community, and Corporate Power

Steve Gross, Chief Playmaker, The Life is good Kids Foundation (dba Life is good Playmakers)

John Jacobs, Co-founder and Chief Creative Optimist, Life is good

10Nov 14Educational Inequality in America: The Case for Integrating Our Schools

James E. Ryan, Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Response Panelist:

11Nov 21Bringing Social Enterprise into the Schoolhouse

Josh Brody, Director, Sequoyah School

Eric Glustrom, President and Founder, Watson University and Founder, Educate!

12Dec 5A New Paradigm for Understanding Charity and Social Movements

Dan Pallotta, President, Advertising for Humanity

Scott Sherman, Founder and Executive Director, Transformative Action Institute


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