Art of Social Change: Selected Video Recordings, Fall 2013

Click below for video recordings of CAP’s course, “Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education, and Juvenile Justice,” offered in fall 2013. Please note that not all classes were recorded, and some portions of particular videos have been edited.

Week 3: Kids for Cash, One of the Worst Judicial Scandals in American History: Efforts to Uncover the Truth, Provide Relief for Victims, & Prevent Future Failures, September 26, 2013

Guest Lecturers:

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

Daniel Okonkwo, Executive Director, DC Lawyers for Youth*

*Please refer to Mr. Okonkwo’s corresponding PowerPoint presentation.

Class Readings: Reading Packet #3


Week 4: Use & Misuse of Social Science Evidence in Child Welfare, October 3, 2013

Guest Lecturers:

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

*Please refer to Professor Drake’s corresponding PowerPoint presentation.

Andrew L. Cohen, Director of Appellate Panel, Children and Family Law Division, Committee for Public Counsel Services

Class Readings: Reading Packet #4


Week 5: Substance Abuse and Child Maltreatment: The Family Drug Court Model, October 10, 2013

Guest Lecturers:

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

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

Ivana Culic, MD, Interim Medical Director, Special Care Nursery, Beverly Hospital; Attending Neonatologist, Children’s Hospital Boston; Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Class Readings: Reading Packet #5; Nobody’s Children, pp. 67-81, 207-32


Week 6: International Adoption: The Case for Change, October 17, 2013

Guest Lecturers:

Paulo Barrozo, Assistant Professor, Boston College Law School

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

Class Readings: Reading Packet #6


Week 7: The Campaign to End Childhood Hunger in America: Share Our Strength’s Strategy & The Role of One of the Largest Corporate Foundations in America, October 24, 2013

Guest Lecturers:

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

Bill Shore, CEO and Founder, Share Our Strength

Class Readings: Reading Packet #7


Week 8: Evidence and Education: How to Create Equality of Opportunity in America, October 31, 2013

Guest Lecturer:

Raj Chetty, William Henry Bloomberg Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Class Readings: Reading Packet #8


Week 9: The Serious Subject of Play: Creative Ways to Combine Philanthropy, Community, and Corporate Power, November 7, 2013

Guest Lecturers:

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

Class Readings: Reading Packet #9


Week 10: Educational Inequality in America: The Case for Integrating Our Schools, November 14, 2013

Guest Lecturers:

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

Damon Smith, Principal, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School

Class Readings: Reading Packet #10


Week 11: Bringing Social Enterprise into the Schoolhouse, November 21, 2013

Guest Lecturers:

Josh Brody, Director, Sequoyah School (lecture not available)

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

Class Readings: Reading Packet #11


Week 12: A New Paradigm for Understanding Charity and Social Movements, December 5, 2013

Guest Lecturers:

Dan Pallotta, President, Advertising for Humanity

Scott Sherman, Founder and Executive Director, Transformative Action Institute

Class Readings: Reading Packet #12