Speaker Series

The Center’s Social Justice Speaker Series brings four renowned nonprofit leaders and innovators to Fordham Law School each academic year. The Series focuses on innovators whose work challenges conventional thinking regarding poverty and whose accomplishments have advanced theory and practice in their fields.

To view and register for the 2014-2015 Speaker Series please visit the Feerick Center Events page.

2014-2015 Social Justice Speaker Series

  • Faiza Patel, Co-Director, Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program
  • Harvey Epstein, Director, Community Development Project (CDP), Urban Justice Center
  • Karen L. Murtagh, Executive Director, Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York
  • Sarah Leberstein, Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Center and Anamaria Segura, Staff Attorney, MFY Legal Services

Past Speaker Series

2013-2014 Social Justice Speaker Series

  • Professor Alina Das, Assistant Professor of Clinical Law, NYU School of Law and Razeen Zaman, NYS Youth Leadership Council
  • Elisabeth Mason, CEO and Founder, Single Stop USA
  • Joyce Smith, Executive Director, Family Justice Center
  • Michael A. Rebell, Executive Director, Campaign for Educational Equity

2011-2012 Social Justice Speaker Series

  • Norma Ramos, Esq., Executive Director, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-International
  • Aryah Somers, Staff Attorney/KIND Fellow, The Door
  • Anne Marie Mulcahy, Esq., Director , Vera Institute of Justice - Unaccompanied Children Program
  • Steven Choi, Esq. , Executive Director, MinKwon Center for Community Action
  • Josh Zinner, Esq., Co-Director, Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project

2010-2011 Social Justice Speaker Series

  • JoAnne Page, President and CEO, The Fortune Society
  • Kevin Ryan, President & CEO, Covenant House
  • Purvi Shah, Asian American Studies Program, Hunter College, The City University of New York
  • David Jones, President and CEO, Community Service Society of New York Feb 2011

2009-2010 Social Justice Speaker Series

  • Luis Garden Acosta, Founder, President & CEO of EL Puente
  • Richard Green, President & CEO of Crown Heights Youth Collective
  • Ellen Baxter, Founder and Executive Director of Broadway Housing Communities
  • Karen Karp, President of Karp Resources

2008-2009 Social Justice Speaker Series

  • Irwin Redlener, MD, President and Co-Founder, Children’s Health Fund and Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness
  • Judge Alex Calabrese, Acting Supreme Court Justice, Red Hook Community Justice Center
  • Lawrence F. Murray, Vice President and Director of Youth Programs, Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
  • Rajesh D. Nayak, Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project

2007-2008 Social Justice Luncheon Speaker Series

  • Joel Magellan, Executive Director, Asociación Tepeyac
  • Sister Paulette LoMonaco, Executive Director, Good Shepherd Services
  • Leonard Noisette, former Executive Director, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
  • Ana L. Oliveira, President and Chief Executive Officer, The New York Women’s Foundation

2006-2007 Social Justice Luncheon Speaker Series

  • Rosanne Haggerty, President and Founder, Common Ground
  • Sam Tsemberis, PhD, Founder and Executive Director, Pathways to Housing

Contact Us

Feerick Center for Social Justice of Fordham School of Law
150 West 62nd Street, 7 Floor, New York, NY 10023

Tel: 212-636-7671

Fax: 646-312-8238

Email: feerickcenter@law.fordham.edu