Art: Speaker Schedule – Fall 2013

Below is the Fall 2013 schedule for Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education, and Juvenile Justice (Course #2011).  The class meets from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in WCC 2012 at Harvard Law School.  Please see the Course Information, Syllabus and Schedule, and Assignment Specifics for further details.

Class Date Topic Guest Lecturers
1 Sept 12 Course Overview Elizabeth Bartholet, Prof. of Law and Faculty Director, Child Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School

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

2 Sept 19 Treating Youth Violence as a Disease: Sweetest Land Rough-Cut Film Screening


Catherine Fine, MPH, Director, Division of Violence Prevention, Boston Health Commission

Thea James, Director, Boston Medical Center site of the Massachusetts Violence Intervention Advocacy Program; Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Jeffrey B. Teitler, Director, Envision Films and Associate Professor, Central Connecticut State University

Lisa H. Thurau, Founder and Executive Director, Strategies for Youth

*The Sept 19 class will meet in Austin West in Austin Hall, instead of our regularly scheduled classroom.

3 Sept 26 Kids for Cash, One of the Worst Judicial Scandals in American History: Efforts to Uncover the Truth, Provide Relief for Victims, & Prevent Future Failures Marsha Levick, Co-Founder, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Juvenile Law Center

R. Daniel Okonkwo, Executive Director, DC Lawyers for Youth

4 Oct 3 Use & Misuse of Social Science Evidence in Child Welfare Brett Drake, Professor, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

Response Panelist:

  • Andrew L. Cohen, Director of Appellate Panel, Children and Family Law Division, Committee for Public Counsel Services
5 Oct 10 Substance Abuse & Child Maltreatment: The Family Drug Court Model Jeri B. Cohen, Circuit Judge, Juvenile Division, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami, FL

James Dwyer, Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School

Response Panelist:

  • Ivana Culic, MD, Interim Medical Director, Special Care Nursery, Beverly Hospital; Attending Neonatologist, Children’s Hospital Boston; Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
6 Oct 17 International Adoption: The Case for Change Paulo Barrozo, Assistant Professor, Boston College Law School

Whitney Reitz, Senior Policy Advisor on International Child Welfare, Office of U.S Senator Landrieu

7 Oct 24 The Campaign to End Childhood Hunger in America: Share Our Strength’s Strategy & The Role of One of the Largest Corporate Foundations in America Margaret McKenna, Former President, Walmart Foundation and President Emerita, Lesley University

Bill Shore, CEO and Founder, Share Our Strength

8 Oct 31 Evidence and Education: How to Create Equality of Opportunity in America Raj Chetty, William Henry Bloomberg Professor of Economics, Harvard University
9 Nov 7 The Serious Subject of Play: Creative Ways to Combine Philanthropy, Community, and Corporate Power 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

10 Nov 14 Educational Inequality in America: The Case for Integrating Our Schools James E. Ryan, Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Response Panelist:

  • Damon Smith, Principal, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
11 Nov 21 Bringing Social Enterprise into the Schoolhouse Josh Brody, Director, Sequoyah School

Eric Glustrom, President and Founder, Watson University and Founder, Educate!

12 Dec 5 A New Paradigm for Understanding Charity and Social Movements Dan Pallotta, President, Advertising for Humanity

Scott Sherman, Founder and Executive Director, Transformative Action Institute