Art: Speaker Schedule – Fall 2011

Below is the Fall 2011 schedule for Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education, and Juvenile Justice (LAW-30691A).


Class Date Topic Guest Lecturers
1 Sept. 15 Course Overview Elizabeth Bartholet, Prof. of Law and Faculty Director, Child Advocacy Program at Harvard Law School
Jessica Budnitz, Lecturer on Law and Managing Director, Child Advocacy Program at Harvard Law School
2 Sept. 22 Creating a Children’s Movement Mark Edwards, Executive Director, Opportunity Nation, a campaign of Be the Change, Inc.
Daniel Heimpel, Project Director, Fostering Media Connections
3 Sept. 29 “Aging Out” Film Screening Vanessa Roth, Producer/Director, Big Year ProductionsResponse Panel:

4 Oct. 6 Child Maltreatment & Substance Abuse Karen Howell, Assistant Professor for Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Development Project
Joseph P. Ryan, Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work
5 Oct. 13 Early Intervention Deborah Daro, Senior Research Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago Response Panel:

6 Oct. 20 Problem Solving Courts for Children & Families Cindy Lederman, Circuit Court Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit Court, Juvenile Division, Miami, FLResponse Panel:

7 Oct. 27 Closing the Achievement Gap: The EdLabs Approach Roland Fryer, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and Faculty Director, The Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard UniversityResponse Panel:

8 Nov. 3 The Prostitution of Children: The Hidden Problem, A Model Prevention and Intervention Program, & the Prosecution Approach Lisa Goldblatt Grace, Program Director, My Life My Choice
Leora Joseph, Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Child Protection Unit, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
Ann Wilkinson, Mentor Coordinator, My Life My Choice
9 Nov. 10 Closing the Achievement Gap: A Multi-Faceted Approach Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education atNew York UniversityResponse Panel:

10 Nov. 17 Children Dying While Incarcerated: Approaches to Change Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director, Equal Justice InitiativeResponse Panel:


11 Dec. 1 Juvenile Incarceration: Creating Better Models for the Future Tim Decker, Director, Missouri Division of Youth ServicesResponse Panelist:


12 Dec. 8 Preventing Gang Violence: StreetSafe Boston Robert Lewis, Jr., Vice President for Program, Boston Foundation’s StreetSafe Boston
Marcus Merritt, Lead Streetworker, Boston Foundation’sStreetSafe Boston
Cecely Reardon, Attorney In Charge, Roxbury Office, Youth Advocacy Department