Below is the spring 2019 schedule for Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education, and Juvenile Justice. The class meets Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 PM at Harvard Law School in WCC 2012. Please see the Course Syllabus for further details.
|1||Jan 31||Course Overview||Elizabeth Bartholet, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Child Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School
Crisanne Hazen, Assistant Director, Child Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School
|2||Feb 7||Early Childhood Adversity and Its Life-Long Impact on Brain and Behavioral Development||Charles Nelson, Professor of Pediatrics, Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Education, Harvard University; Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research, Boston Children’s Hospital|
|3||Feb 14||Lawyering for Youth||
Frank Vandervort, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
Vineesha Sow, Staff Attorney, Health Law Advocates, Inc.
David Deakin, Assistant District Attorney and Chief, Family Protection and Sexual Assault Bureau, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
|4||Feb 21||Child Welfare Challenges: The Use and Misuse of Science in Connection with Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome)||Sameer Sabir, Parent and Community Activist; Founder, Rehma Fund for Children
Dr. Sandeep Narang, Division Head, Child Abuse Pediatrics, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Martha Coakley, Partner at Foley Hoag LLP, and former Attorney General of Massachusetts
|5||Feb 28||Education: Homeschooling: Pros, Cons & Future Directions||James E. Dwyer, Arthur B. Hansen Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School
Meira Levinson, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
|6||Mar 7||Education: Integration and Related Strategies to Improve Disadvantaged Schools||Richard Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation
Richard Carranza, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education
|7||Mar 14||Education: Systemic Reform Litigation, Policy Advocacy, and Community Organizing||John Affeldt, Managing Attorney, Public Advocates Inc.
Katy Nuñez-Adler, Community Organizer, Oakland Community Organizations
|8||Mar 28||Child Welfare: The Indian Child Welfare Act||Mark Fiddler, Senior Partner, Fiddler Osband, LLC; and member, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
Matthew McGill, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
|9||Apr 4||Education & Juvenile Justice: Educating Incarcerated Youth||Lynette Tannis, Adjunct Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Education Consultant; and Author
Christy Sampson-Kelly, Director of Schools, New Orleans and Director of Practitioner Support, National Practice Team, Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings
|10||Apr 11||Immigration: Some Responses to Trump Era Policies||Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director of Research, Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights; Lecturer of Law, Harvard Law School; and Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
Brad Karp, Chairman, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP
|11||Apr 18||Juvenile Justice: UTEC and Youth Organizing||Geoff Foster, Director of Organizing and Policy, UTEC, Inc.
Jefferson Alvarez, Community Organizer, Teens Leading the Way (TLTW).
|12||Apr 25||Juvenile Justice: Approaches to Reforming Juvenile Justice Institutions
|Judith Edersheim, JD, MD, Founding Co-Director, The MGH Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior; Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Attending Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Karli Keator, Director, National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice