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Sparer Symposium 2014

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33rd Annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium

Friday, February 21, 2014

Gender and Social Inequality: Why Women’s Rights Still Matter

Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m.     Opening Remarks

  • Michael A. Fitts, Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law
  • Emily Turner L’15, Toll Scholar

 

 

 

9:30 a.m.      Panel 1 - Recognizing Problems and Sharing Solutions: Sexism in Our Communities

  • Carol Tracy, Esq., Executive Director of the Women’s Law Project, Philadelphia, PA
  • Soraya Chemaly, Writer/Blogger, The Huffington Post, Washington, DC

 

 

11:00 a.m.      Panel 2: Trafficking Women: Legal Responses to a Global Problem

  • Hilary Axam, Esq., Director of the Human Trafficking Prosecution at the United
    State Department of Justice, Washington, DC
  • Kimberly Benson, Founder of Bridge of Hope, Cordova, TN
  • Dana Sussman, Esq., Staff Attorney, Safe Horizon Anti-Trafficking Program, New
    York, NY

 

 

12:30 p.m.     Lunch

12:45 p.m.       Keynote Speaker and Discussion

  • Marcia Greenberger, Esq., L’70, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center,
    Washington, DC

 

 

2:00 p.m.       Panel 3: Women in Immigration

  • Judy Rabinovitz, Esq., Deputy Director of the ACLU’s Immigrant Rights Project,
    New York, NY
  • Mary Giovagnoli, Director of the Immigrant Policy Center of the American
    Immigration Council, Washington, DC
  • Pooja Gehi, Esq., Director of Litigation at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project,
    Washington, DC

 

 

3:30 p.m.       Panel 4: Domestic Violence and its Effects on the Family

  • Judge Gail Garinger, The Child Advocate for the State of Massachusetts; Boston, MA
  • Dorchen Leidholdt, Esq., Director of the Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services,
    Sanctuary for Families; New York, NY
  • Steven Berkowitz, M.D., Director, Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma
    Response and Recovery, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

5:00 p.m.       Reception