Art: Speaker Schedule Spring 2019

Below is the spring 2019 schedule for Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education, and Juvenile Justice.  The class meets Thursdays 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 Jan 31 Course Overview Elizabeth Bartholet, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Child Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School

Crisanne Hazen, Assistant Director, Child Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School

2 Feb 7 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 Feb 14 Lawyering for Youth: Individual Representation and Systemic Change.

David Deakin, Assistant District Attorney and Chief, Family Protection and Sexual Assault Bureau, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office

Vineesha Sow, Staff Attorney, Health Law Advocates, Inc.

Frank Vandervort, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

4 Feb 21 Child Welfare Challenges: The Use and Misuse of Science and Medical Expertise in Connection with Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome) Sandeep Narang, Division Head, Child Abuse Pediatrics, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Sameer Sabir, Parent and Community Activist

5 Feb 28 Education: Homeschooling: Pros, Cons & Future Directions James E. Dwyer, Arthur B. Hansen Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School

Meira Levinson, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

6 Mar 7 Education: Integration and other Strategies to Improve Disadvantaged Schools Richard Carranza, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education

Richard Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation

7 Mar 14 Education:  Systemic Reform Litigation, Policy Advocacy, and Community Organizing John Affeldt, Managing Attorney, Public Advocates Inc.

Katy Nuñez-Adler, Community Organizer, Oakland Community Organizations

8 Mar 28 Child Welfare: The Indian Child Welfare Act Mark Fiddler, Attorney, Fiddler Law Office; and member, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

Matthew McGill, Attorney and Partner, Gibson Dunn

9 Apr 4 Education & Juvenile Justice:  Educating Incarcerated Youth Lynette Tannis, Adjunct Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Education Consultant; and Author

Christy Sampson-Kelly, D., Director of Schools, New Orleans and Director of Practitioner Support, National Practice Team, Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings

10 Apr 11 Immigration: Policies and Responses in the Trump Era Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthDirector of Research, Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human RightsLecturer of Law, Harvard Law School; and Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

Brad Karp, Chairman, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP

11 Apr 18 Juvenile Justice: UTEC and Youth Organizing Geoff Foster, Director of Organizing and Policy, UTEC, Inc.
Teens Leading the Way (TLTW) Youth Organizers
12 Apr 25 Juvenile Justice:  Working from the Inside to Achieve Reform




Robert Kinscherff, J.D., Ph.D., Science Faculty and Assistant Managing Director; Center for Law, Brain and Behavior at Mass General Hospital; Faculty, William James College

Karli Keator, Director, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice