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2006 Fairness and Equity Symposium

Fourth Annual Symposium on Fairness & Equity Issues in Child Welfare Training

April 27-28, 2006
University of California, Berkeley
Clark Kerr Campus--Joseph Wood Krutch Theatre Conference Center

Sponsored by CalSWEC in conjunction with the Regional Training Academies, the Inter-University Consortium, and the California Department of Social Services

Click on the bullets below for symposium presentations.

Thursday, April 27
(Day 1 of 2)Welcome and Opening Remarks

Barrett Johnson, LCSW, Regional Training Academy Coordinator, CalSWEC, University of California, Berkeley

Keynote Address:
The Community Impact of Racial Disproportionality

Dorothy Roberts, Kirkland & Ellis Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, and Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research

Debate: Is Justice Blind?

Debaters:

Moderator: David Meyers, Attorney, Center for Families, Children & the Courts

Panel: Bridging Professional Cultures to Address Family & Community Needs

Panelists:

  • Michael Roosevelt, Education Specialist, Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Shannan Wilber, Executive Director, Legal Services for Children
  • Oscar Haynes, Retired teacher and Co-chair, 93706 Community Collaborative, Fresno County

Moderator: Barrett Johnson, LCSW, Regional Training Academy Coordinator, CalSWEC, University of California, Berkeley

Regional Presentation: Bay Area Academy: The Shortest Distance Between Two People Is a Story: LGBTQ Youth Digital Stories of Foster CarePresenters: Jamie Lee Evans, Y.O.U.T.H. Training Project Coordinator, with former foster youth Geoge Del Rio, Kevin West, Darryn Green, and Susan Manzi

Regional Presentation: Public Child Welfare Training Academy of the Academy for Professional Excellence: Update on the Diversity in Placement CurriculumPresenter: Elizabeth Quinnett, Program Coordinator

Film Screening: "Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson's American Journey"

Produced and directed by Abby Ginzberg