The annual symposium invites educators from Consortium Member-Colleges and beyond to learn about and discuss current research and best practices for courses, co-curricular engagement, and agencies.

“Criminal Justice, Poverty, and Race”
Monday, 31 July,
Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia
Marshall Hall, Center for Leadership and Ethics

7:45am                               Light Breakfast (Hall of Valor)

8:30am                              Just Policing- Paul Butler (Former US Prosecutor and Author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men)

9:30am                               Just Prosecution, Defense, and Sentencing- James Foreman Jr. (Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School and Author of Locking Up Our Own)

10:30am                             Questions and Discussion (Gillis Theater)

11:00am                              Short Break – coffee (Hall of Valor)

11:20am                              Re-entry for Dignity and a “Productive” Life- Robin Steinberg (Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School and founder of Bronx Defenders)

12:20pm                              Lunch with assigned tables for discussion (Hall of Valor)

1:30pm                                 Panel Discussion and Questions from Table Conveners – Moderated by Sarah Poole Farmer (Berea College 2005), Research Fellow, Yale Law School

2:30 pm                               Time for Goodbyes – Departure

3:00 pm                               Interns check out of dorms at W&L and depart internship and Lexington.

Speaker bios are available here.

The 2017 Frueauff Closing Conference for Intern Reports, takes place on Sunday, 30 July.

SHECP Faculty/Staff Meetings and Workshops take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in conjunction with these conferences.

Previous SHECP Symposia

2016 SHECP Symposium addressed “Childhood Literacy as a Public Health and Economic Imperative.” Held at Atlanta Speech School, Atlanta, Georgia, the program focused on childhood development from pregnancy through the third grade.  Speakers considered: 1) Brain development; 2) Parenting & families and their need for supportive neighborhoods, schools, labor markets, and public assistance. 3) Cost-benefit effectiveness of public investments in early childhood education outside the home.

News release about 2016 speakers and program
2016 Symposium Program

Maryanne Wolf

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“How the Reading Brain Teaches Us to Raise Literate Minds”

Walter Gilliam

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“Literacy Is Built on a Foundation of Authentic Everyday Interactions with and between Children: How We Lay (and Sometimes Undermine) that Foundation”

Marcia Carlson, Ph.D.

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“Growing Inequality in Family Patterns and Child Wellbeing”

Greg Duncan

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“Early Childhood Education: What Works and What Doesn’t?”

Past Symposia: 

2015 Symposium Conference

2014 Symposium Conference

2013 Symposium Conference

2012 Symposium Conference