Art: Speaker Schedule – Fall 2012

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.

Class Date Topic Guest Lecturers
1 Sept. 13 Course Overview Elizabeth 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
2 Sept. 20 Child 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
3 Sept. 27 Substance 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
4 Oct. 4 Nowhere 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
5 Oct. 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
6 Oct. 18 Bullying: 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:

7 Oct. 25 Education 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.
8 Nov.1 Education Reform: Community Organizing John Affeldt, Managing Attorney, Public Advocates Inc.
Mark Warren, Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, University of Massachusetts BostonResponse Panel:

9 Nov. 8 Child 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 RepresentationResponse Panelist:

10 Nov. 15 Prostitution 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
11 Nov. 29 The 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
12 Dec. 6 Children 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