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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 2012-2013 Speaker Series please visit the Feerick Center Events page.

Past Speaker Series

• 2011-2012 Social Justice Speaker Series

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

• 2010-2011 Social Justice Speaker Series

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

• 2009-2010 Social Justice Speaker Series

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

2008-2009 Social Justice Speaker Series
o Irwin Redlener, M.D., President and Co-Founder, Children’s Health Fund and Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness
o Judge Alex Calabrese, Acting Supreme Court Justice, Red Hook Community Justice Center
o Lawrence F. Murray, Vice President and Director of Youth Programs, Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
o Rajesh D. Nayak, Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project

•  2007-2008 Social Justice Luncheon Speaker Series
o Joel Magellan, Executive Director, Asociación Tepeyac
o Sister Paulette LoMonaco, Executive Director, Good Shepherd Services
o Leonard Noisette, former Executive Director, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
o Ana L. Oliveira, President and Chief Executive Officer, The New York Women’s Foundation

•  2006-2007 Social Justice Luncheon Speaker Series
o Rosanne Haggerty, President and Founder, Common Ground
o Sam Tsemberis, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director, Pathways to Housing