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.