Spring 2019 Lecture Series
Critical Perspectives on Law/Media/Crime/Justice
**Tuesdays at 11:10 am in 4202**
Free & Open to the Public // Receptions to Follow
Co-Directors Spring 2019: Profs. Emily Horowitz // Belen Lowrey-Kinberg // Nickie Phillips
Journalist Lenore Skenazy on Free Range Kids Laws
New York City-based journalist, activist, and founder of the “free-range parenting” movement discusses her experience of being publicly shamed for being the “world’s worst mom.” She expands on her decade of activism around “free-range kids” legal, political, and journalistic advocacy and the role media play in fear-based parenting. She outlines her influence on a spate of new laws that prohibit criminal sanctions against parents for allowing children to play unsupervised in a park or walk home from school alone.