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Bank Street School for Children 8th Graders Attend Student Leadership Conference

Posted by Katie Peshut on November 09, 2012

 

On October 26, 2012, two Bank Street School for Children 8th graders attended The Dalton School's 3rd annual Student Leadership Conference titled Conversations on Experience, Identity, & Leadership. The conference theme this year was Social & Political Change Movements in America. The event featured a distinguished panel of guests in a round-table discussion including: Lani Guinier, Kenji Yoshino and Linda Hirshman.
 
Lani Guinier: the first black female tenured professor at Harvard Law School; co-author of The Miner’s Canary; recipient of the 2002 Sacks-Freund Teaching Award, the Champion of Democracy Award, and eight honorary degrees.
 
Kenji Yoshino: Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law; author of Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights and A Thousand Times More Fair.
 
Linda Hirshman: Lawyer, feminist scholar, social movement analyst, author of ˆVictory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution, a history of the LGBT movement in America.
 
Anshu Wahi, the School for Children's Director of Diversity and Community, brought this unique leadership opportunity to Bank Street and accompanied the students. 
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