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.
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.
“How the Reading Brain Teaches Us to Raise Literate Minds”
“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.
“Growing Inequality in Family Patterns and Child Wellbeing”
“Early Childhood Education: What Works and What Doesn’t?”