Strengthened Bonds Symposium

Date: June 16-18, 2021

CFR submitted a paper for publication in the Columbia Journal of Race and Law and was selected to present our abstract at this year’s Volume 11 Symposium, Strengthened Bonds: Abolishing the Child Welfare System and Re-Envisioning Child Well-Being.

The symposium marks the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking book, Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare by law professor Dorothy RobertsThe virtual symposium will kick off with a keynote address by Professor Roberts, titled How I Became a Family Policing Abolitionist, followed by a panel of responders, on the evening of June 16, 2021.  Over the subsequent two days, June 17 and 18, academics from multiple disciplines, as well as impacted parents and youth, community members, advocates, and activists, will present the papers that will comprise the two issues the Columbia Journal of Race and Law is devoting to this symposium.

Charlotte Baughman, Senior Staff Social Worker at CFR, Tehra Coles, former Litigation Supervisor at CFR, Jennifer Feinberg, Litigation Supervisor at CFR, and Hope Newton, Parent Advocate at CFR, will present CFR’s abstract entitled, The Surveillance Tentacles of the Child Welfare System, during the Family Surveillance panel.

CFR Board members Prof. Jane Spinak is a co-chair for the event, and Prof. Marty Guggenheim is a presenter on one panel.

Click here to learn more.