Art: Speaker Schedule Spring 2019

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.

Class Date Topic Guest Lecturers
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 HealthDirector of Research, Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human RightsLecturer 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