Art of Social Change: Archive of 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. Harvard Law School is committed to the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities. For accommodations to access the content of archived video recordings on this page, please contact

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