SP2 Penn Top 10 Speaker Series Addresses Child Welfare [VIDEO]


On February 15, University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. led a dynamic panel of renowned experts from SP2 – Penn’s social justice school – as they examined child welfare and explored methods and means to ensure the prosperous future of our youth.

The event – SP2 Penn Top 10 Talk: A Speaker Series on Social Impact – took place at the University Club at Penn. It was moderated by Dean Jackson and featured a Q&A session.

The event was livestreamed and can be viewed here.

In partnership with the University Club, this event was the the official kick-off to a compelling speaker series on social policy and social justice issues that affect individuals and communities locally and globally.

Panelists included:

Special guest panelist Cynthia Figueroa

  • Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services

Debra Schilling Wolfe, MEd

  • Founding Executive Director of the Field Center

Ezekiel Dixon-Román, PhD

  • Associate Professor at the School of Social Policy & Practice

In November, SP2 hosted a similar event in conjunction with the launch of Social Policy and Social Justice – an academic volume edited by Dean Jackson and published by Penn Press.