Art: Speaker Schedule – Spring 2015

Below is the spring 2015 schedule for Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education, and Juvenile Justice.  The class meets 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 29 Course Overview Elizabeth Bartholet, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Child Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School
Cheryl Bratt, Administrative Director, Child Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School
2 Feb 5 Alcohol Use and Abuse During Pregnancy, Its Impact, and Related Policy Issues Dr. Ira Chasnoff, MD, President, NTI Upstream and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Morgan Fawcett, Founder and Spokesperson, One Heart Creations
3 Feb 12 Differential Response: Questioning Child Welfare’s Latest “Reform” Dr. Ronald Hughes, Director, North American Resource Center for Child Welfare
Daniel Heimpel, Founder and Executive Director,Fostering Media Connections
4 Feb 19 International Child Migration: Human Rights Issues and Related Reform Strategies Jacqueline Bhabha, Author, Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age, and Director of Research, FXB Center for Health & Human Rights, Harvard University
Kathleen Hamill, Fellow, FXB Center for Health & Human Rights, Harvard University
5 Feb 26 Bullying and Cyberbullying: Legal Responses and School-Based Solutions Emily Bazelon, Author, Sticks & Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, and Staff Writer, New York Times Magazine
John Palfrey, Head of School, Phillips Academy, Andover
6 Mar 5 The History and Current Landscape of Children’s Rights Jeffrey Shulman, Author, The Constitutional Parent: Rights, Responsibilities, and the Enfranchisement of the Child, and Professor of Legal Research and Writing,Georgetown University Law Center
David Meyer, Dean, and Mitchell Franklin Professor of Law, Tulane Law School
7 Mar 12 Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline Daniel Losen, Director, Center for Civil Rights Remedies,The Civil Rights Project
Marlies Spanjaard, Director of Education Advocacy,EdLaw Project
Dulcinea Goncalves, Attorney in Charge, Youth Advocacy Division – Quincy Office, Committee for Public Counsel Services
8 Mar 26 LGBT Youth Rights: Reflecting on Progress and Outlining the Work Ahead Dr. Eliza Byard, Executive Director, Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Vickie Henry, Youth Initiative Director and Senior Staff Attorney, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
9 Apr 2 Juvenile Solitary Confinement Ian Kysel, Dash/Muse Fellow & Adjunct Professor of Law,Georgetown Law Human Rights InstituteGeorgetown University Law Center
Alexander Reinert, Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
10 Apr 9 Vergara v. California: Challenging California’s Teacher Tenure, Dismissal, and Layoff Statutes Marcellus McRae, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Dr. Thomas Kane, Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education
11 Apr 16 Reforming Juvenile Sex Offender Registry Laws Nicole Pittman, Stoneleigh Fellow & Senior Program Specialist, National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD)
Marsha Levick, Co-Founder, Deputy Director, and Chief Counsel, Juvenile Law Center
12 Apr 23 Positive Youth Justice in Theory and Practice Dr. Jeffrey Butts, Director, Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Joshua Dohan, Director, Youth Advocacy Division, Committee for Public Counsel Services
Molly Baldwin, Founder and CEO, Roca, Inc.