The Challenges of Reforming the Criminal Justice System – Taylor Pacheco

Caster Building - Room 311 3701 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA

Taylor Pacheco is the Deputy Director of Philadelphia lawyers for Social Equity. She has a wide range of experience assisting clients in the criminal legal system including at Community Legal Services, the Support Center for Child Advocates, and multiple Public Defenders offices. Join MSSP class Law and Policy (MSSP 6310) to learn about the movement […]

The Movement for a Civil Right to Counsel – Len Reiser

Caster Building - Room 311 3701 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA

Len Rieser is Program Coordinator for the Sheller Center for Social Justice, and also teaches the Access to Justice Clinic and Education Law at Temple University. He is the former Executive Director of the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania (ELC-PA), where he spent a long career advocating for the legal rights of children in Pennsylvania’s […]

The 3rd Annual Edmund W. Gordon Social Policy/Social Justice Lecture – Schooling Against the Prison: Education Policy in the Age of Incarceration

Houston Hall - Bodek Lounge 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA

The MS in Social Policy program is pleased to invite you to the third annual Edmund W. Gordon Social Policy/Social Justice lecture featuring Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, moderated by Dr. Ezekiel-Dixon-Román. Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University. Prior to that, he held positions at […]

Addressing the Legal Problems of Low-Income Homeowners and Tenants – Dina Scholsberg

Caster Building - Room 311 3701 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA

Dina Schlosberg is the Deputy Director of Regional Housing Legal Services and a lecturer at Penn Law. Dina has more than 20 years of experience in the area of real estate law, concentrating primarily on community development and economic development initiatives. Join MSSP class Law and Policy (MSSP 631) to learn about the movement towards […]

Education Policy – Paige Joki

Caster Building - Room 311 3701 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA

Paige Joki is a staff attorney at the Education Law Center, where she represents students, conducts trainings, and advocates to address the individual and systemic educational barriers facing students in Pennsylvania. She is responsible for leading the Education Law Center’s Black girls’ education justice initiatives. Join MSSP class Law and Policy (MSSP 6310) to learn […]

The Right to Health – Omar Martinez

Caster Building - Room 311 3701 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA

Omar Martinez's research expertise includes the correlates, prevalence, and prevention of substance use, mental illness, and HIV among underserved and vulnerable populations. His work has contributed to a better understanding of the impact of systemic factors, including both individual-level factors (e.g. substance use and mental health problems) and the larger social context (e.g. immigration policies, […]

Family Law, Gender Equity, and Reproductive Rights – Melissa Weiler Gerber

Caster Building - Room 311 3701 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA

Melissa Weiler Gerber is President and CEO of accessmatters.org, an organization aims to transform access to sexual and reproductive health. Join MSSP class Law and Policy (MSSP 6310) to learn about the current state of reproductive rights. This event will include a short lecture from Melissa as well as a Q+A session. You can join […]

Employment and Immigration Policy – Chelsea Edwards

Caster Building - Room 311 3701 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA

Chelsea Edwards is currently a Staff Attorney at Justice at Work, a civil legal aid organization that serves low-income immigrant workers throughout Pennsylvania. Much of her work is dedicated to representing workers who have experienced sexual assault in the workplace or labor trafficking through temporary guest worker visa programs. Join MSSP class Law and Policy […]

Systems Change Advocacy – Linda Delgado and Stephen St. Vincent

Caster Building 3701 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA

Linda Delgado is a Senior Advisor at the USDA. Stephen St. Vincent is the Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives at the City of Philadelphia Managing Director's Office. Join MSSP class Law and Policy (MSSP 6310) to learn about the process of changing policies within government and how to make systems more accessible to all people. […]