Exciting event/webcast at the Berkman Klein Center tomorrow, connected to the Justice Lab paper on the American Student Debt Crisis, with a focus on for-profit colleges:
More than two million students are enrolled in for-profit colleges, from the small family-run operations to the behemoths brandished on billboards, subway ads, and late-night commercials. In Lower Ed Tressie McMillan Cottom parses the fraught dynamics of this big-money industry to show how it is part and parcel of the growing inequality plaguing the country today. McMillan Cottom discloses the shrewd recruitment and marketing strategies that these schools deploy and explains how, despite the well-documented predatory practices of some and the campus closings of others, ending for-profit colleges won’t end the vulnerabilities that made them the fastest growing sector of higher education at the turn of the twenty-first century.
Drawing on more than one hundred interviews with students, employees, executives, and activists, Lower Ed tells the story of the benefits, pitfalls, and real costs of a for-profit education. It is a story about broken social contracts; about education transforming from a public interest to a private gain; and about all Americans and the challenges we face in our divided, unequal society.
Friday, June 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm
Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Harvard Law School campus
Wasserstein Hall, Room 1010
RSVP required to attend in person
Event will be live webcast at 12:00 pm
Important event hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute at Harvard Law School this Thursday:
From the Ground Up: The Progressive Path to Political Leadership.
RSVP at http://charleshamiltonhouston.org/
2017 Systemic Justice Conference
Stay tuned for more information.
2017 Systemic Justice Summit
New Priorities, New Strategies, New Collaborations
January 14 – 15, 2017, Harvard Law School
The Systemic Justice Project will be hosting a summit that will bring together justice-minded lawyers and nonlawyers engaged with the legal system to discuss priorities, strategies, cases, and opportunities for collaboration on a wide range of issues — from immigration and climate change to racial, gender, and economic justice.
Please find more information at systemicjusticesummit.com. If you are interested in attending but have not received an invitation, please contact us via this link.
The fifth and final session of the Criminal Justice Program’s Race, Place, & Policing: What Can We Learn From Baltimore series (cosponsored by the Systemic Justice Project) is this Monday, Feb 29th at 5:30pm in WCC2009.
The session will feature a panel of Baltimore-based advocates who approach criminal justice reform, racial justice, and access to opportunity from several different angles. The panel will include:
- Prof. Douglas Colbert, Univ. of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
- Natalie Finegar, Deputy District Public Defender for Baltimore City
- Tawanda Jones, West Coalition
- Sonia Kumar, ACLU of Maryland
- Dayvon Love, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle
- Del. Alonzo T. Washington, Maryland House of Delegates
The fourth session of the Criminal Justice Program of Study, Research and Advocacy’s series on Race, Place and Policing: What we can Learn from Baltimore is tomorrow! Andrés Alonso, Professor of Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and former CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools, will be speaking at noon in Pound 100.
Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left and the HLS Modern Money Network are hosting an event this Friday at noon in WCC1019 called Beyond Sanders and Clinton: Visionary Futures for Democratic Economics. Blurb and Poster below:
Beyond Sanders and Clinton: Visionary Futures for Democratic Economics
There is always an alternative. On Friday, February 19 at noon in Harvard Law School’s Wasserstein Campus Center – Room 1019, three economic visionaries will come to Harvard to challenge students to imagine beyond today’s policy fights and begin envisioning how an inclusive economy could function 50 years from now. Come join:
Gar Alperovitz, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative and author of America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty and Our Democracy;
Juliet Schor, advisor to the Center for the New American Dream and author ofPlenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth; and
Greg Watson, former Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture Director of Policy and Systems Design for the Schumacher Center for New Economics.
This event is co-sponsored by Unbound and the HLS Modern Money Network. Contact Pete Davis at PEDavis@jd18.law.harvard.edu or 347-453-3135 for more information.
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