Art: Speaker Schedule – Fall 2010

Below is the Fall 2010 schedule for Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education, and Juvenile Justice (LAW-30691A).  The class meets from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in Austin West in Austin Hall at Harvard Law School.  Please see the Course, Information, Syllabus and Schedule for further details.

Class Date Topic Guest Lecturers
1 Sept. 2 Course Overview Elizabeth Bartholet, Prof. of Law and Faculty Director, Child Advocacy Program

Jessica Budnitz, Lecturer on Law and Managing Director, Child Advocacy Program

2 Sept. 9 Drug-Exposed Newborns & Family Drug Treatment Courts Penny Clodfelter, Program Manager, Family and Juvenile Drug Court, Jackson County in Kansas City, Missouri

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3  Sept. 16 Representing Abused and Neglected Children: Holding Attorneys Accountable Erik S. Pitchal, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Founder of the Child Advocacy Clinic, Suffolk University Law School

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4  Sept. 30 Race to the Top: An Insider’s View on Obama’s Contest to Reform Education in America John King, Senior Deputy Commissioner for P-12 Education, New York State Department of Education; Founder and Former Co-Director, Roxbury Preparatory Charter School

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5 Oct. 7 “Family Affair” Film Screening Chico David Colvard, Director, Family Affair; Producer & Educator, C-LineFilms & the University of Massachusetts, Boston
6 Oct. 14 Children Dying While Incarcerated: A Reason for Hope Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative

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7 Oct. 21 Challenging Massachusetts’ Child Welfare System: Is Litigation the Right Path? Marcia Lowry, Executive Director, Children’s Rights Inc.

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8 Oct. 28 The Prostitution of Children: The Hidden Problem & A Model Prevention and Intervention Program Tamar Birkhead, Assistant Professor of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law

Lisa Goldblatt Grace, Program Director, My Life My Choice

Ann Wilkinson, Mentor Coordinator, My Life My Choice

9 Nov. 4 Beyond Juvenile Incarceration: Creating Better, Cheaper Solutions for Youth Bart Lubow, Director, Juvenile Justice Strategy Group, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Tim Decker, Director, Missouri Division of Youth Services

10 Nov. 11 Impact of the Economy on Child Homelessness Mark Edwards, Executive Director, Opportunity Nation, a campaign of Be the Change, Inc.

Paul Epstein, Social Worker, Brookline High School; Co-Founder, Foundation to Be Named Later

Sue Heilman, Former CEO, Horizons for Homeless Children

11 Nov. 18 Social Enterprises for Children: Creating, Growing, and Evaluating Eric Dawson, President, Peace First

Theresa Ellis, Founder and Co-CEO, Common Impact

12 Dec. 2 Reforming NYC’s Schools: Challenging the Status Quo Joel Klein, Chancellor, New York City Schools

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