Skip to main content area Skip to institutional navigation Skip to search Skip to section navigation

Sparer Symposium Spring 2014

33rd Annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium

Friday, February 21, 2014

Gender and Social Inequality: Why Women’s Rights Still Matter

Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m.     Opening Remarks

  • Michael A. Fitts, Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law
  • Emily Turner L’15, Toll Scholar




9:30 a.m.      Panel 1 - Recognizing Problems and Sharing Solutions: Sexism in Our Communities

  • Carol Tracy, Esq., Executive Director of the Women’s Law Project, Philadelphia, PA
  • Soraya Chemaly, Writer/Blogger, The Huffington Post, Washington, DC



11:00 a.m.      Panel 2: Trafficking Women: Legal Responses to a Global Problem

  • Hilary Axam, Esq., Director of the Human Trafficking Prosecution at the United
    State Department of Justice, Washington, DC
  • Kimberly Benson, Founder of Bridge of Hope, Cordova, TN
  • Dana Sussman, Esq., Staff Attorney, Safe Horizon Anti-Trafficking Program, New
    York, NY



12:30 p.m.     Lunch

12:45 p.m.       Keynote Speaker and Discussion

  • Marcia Greenberger, Esq., L’70, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center,
    Washington, DC



2:00 p.m.       Panel 3: Women in Immigration

  • Judy Rabinovitz, Esq., Deputy Director of the ACLU’s Immigrant Rights Project,
    New York, NY
  • Mary Giovagnoli, Director of the Immigrant Policy Center of the American
    Immigration Council, Washington, DC
  • Pooja Gehi, Esq., Director of Litigation at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project,
    Washington, DC



3:30 p.m.       Panel 4: Domestic Violence and its Effects on the Family

  • Judge Gail Garinger, The Child Advocate for the State of Massachusetts; Boston, MA
  • Dorchen Leidholdt, Esq., Director of the Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services,
    Sanctuary for Families; New York, NY
  • Steven Berkowitz, M.D., Director, Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma
    Response and Recovery, Philadelphia, PA



5:00 p.m.       Reception