Pre-Symposium Book Talk with Panelists

1401 N. Charles St
12TH Floor

Plan to join us for an exciting and important pre-event on the evening of September 26. Three of our symposium panelists will discuss critical issues and perspectives informing this year’s symposium through the lens of their books:

  • Confronting the Racist Legacy of the American Child Welfare System: The Case for Abolition (Oxford University Press 2023) by Alan J. Dettlaff, professor and former dean of the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work 

  • The End of Family Court: How Abolishing the Court Brings Justice to Children and Families (NYU Press 2023) by Jane Spinak, the Edward Ross Aranow Clinical Professor of Law Emerita at Columbia Law School

A Child of the Indian Race: A Story of Return (Minnesota Historical Society Press 2022) by Sandy White Hawk, director of healing programs at the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition

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