Art: Speaker Schedule – Fall 2015

Below is the fall 2015 schedule for Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education, and Juvenile Justice.  The class meets from 5:00-7:00 PM at Harvard Law School in WCC 2012.  Please see the Course Syllabus for further details.

Class Date Topic Guest Lecturers
1 Sep 10 Course Overview Elizabeth Bartholet, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Child Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School
Cheryl Bratt, Assistant Director and Lecturer on Law, Child Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School
2 Sep 17 Early Childhood Adversity and Its Life-Long Impact on Brain and Behavioral Development Charles Nelson, Professor of Pediatrics, Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Education, Harvard University; Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research, Boston Children’s Hospital
3 Sep 24 Key Issues in Child Welfare Policy: Under-Intervention vs. Over-Intervention, the Relationship between Poverty and Maltreatment, and the Role of Research Kristen Shook Slack, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work
Jill Duerr Berrick, Zellerbach Family Foundation Professor, UC Berkeley, School of Social Welfare
4 Oct 1 Youth Homelessness: Problems and Solutions Neil MacInnes-Barker, Founder and Executive Director, Voice US and IPCNOW.ORG 
Sam Greenberg,
Co-Executive Director, Y2Y Harvard Square
Sarah Rosenkrantz, Co-Executive Director, Y2Y Harvard Square
Representatives from Youth On Fire
5 Oct 8 Improving Educational Outcomes for Foster Youth Emily Kernan, Associate Director, NYU Law School Public Interest Law Center, and former Staff Attorney, Project Achieve, Advocates for Children of New York
Jesse Hahnel, Executive Director, National Center for Youth Law, and Founder and former Director, FosterEd Initiative, National Center for Youth Law
Jessica Berry, Deputy Director, Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts
6 Oct 15 Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth: Individual Advocacy, Intervention, and Systemic Reform Erin Corcoran, Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Elizabeth Badger, Senior Attorney, Kids in Need of Defense
Sandra Cañas, Youth Programs Director, Cambridge Community Services
7 Oct 22 Education Reform: Community Organizing, Policy Advocacy, and Systemic Reform Litigation
John Affeldt, Managing Attorney, Public Advocates Inc.
Roberta Furger, Senior Writer and Director of Outreach Communications, Learning Policy Institute, and former Director, Research and Writing, PICO California
8 Oct 29 Education Reform: The Campaign to Expand High-Quality Early Education in Massachusetts Amy O’Leary, Director, Early Education for All Campaign, Strategies for Children
Alice Peisch, Chairwoman, Joint Committee on Education, Massachusetts House of Representatives
Jason Sachs, Director, Department of Early Childhood, Boston Public Schools
9 Nov 5 Youth Violence: Crime Lab and the Science of Reducing Youth Violence (see also Class 12) Jens Ludwig, McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy, University of Chicago; and Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab
10 Nov 12 Lawyering for Youth: Individual Representation and Systemic Change Michael Dsida, Deputy Chief Counsel, Children and Family Law Division, Committee for Public Counsel Services
David Deakin, Assistant District Attorney and Chief, Family Protection and Sexual Assault Bureau, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
Joshua Dohan, Director, Youth Advocacy Division, Committee for Public Counsel Services
11 Nov 19 Education Reform: The Massachusetts Case Challenging the Cap on Charter School Expansion Felicia Ellsworth, Partner, WilmerHale LLP
Christopher Looney, Senior Associate, WilmerHale LLP
Thomas Kane, Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education 
12 Dec 3 Youth Violence: BAM! WOW! and the Practice of Reducing Youth Violence (see also Class 9) Anthony Ramirez-Di Vittorio, Founder, Becoming a Man (BAM), and Manager, BAM Training Academy, Youth Guidance
Anthony Watson, Director, Becoming a Man (BAM), Youth Guidance
Gail Day, Program Manager, Working on Womanhood (WOW), Youth Guidance