Beyond the Domestic Realm: Using International Human Rights Mechanisms to Hold the U.S. Accountable for Racial Injustice in the Child Welfare System
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Wed
Shereen A. White is the Director of Advocacy & Policy at Children’s Rights. Shereen joined Children’s Rights in 2019 and in 2021 transitioned from a Senior Staff Attorney to lead CR’s Advocacy & Policy work. Her work focuses on expanding community and organizational partnerships to collectively reimagine systems impacting youth and families. Prior to joining CR, she represented The School District of Philadelphia in special education matters, as an Assistant General Counsel. Shereen also represented children involved in the child welfare system, as a Child Advocate Attorney at the Defender Association of Philadelphia. Early in her career, she was a Commercial Litigation and Family Law Associate at Fox Rothschild, LLP.
Shereen earned a J.D. from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law in 2009. She was actively involved in the school’s Inclusiveness Commission and Black Law Students Association and volunteered at local nonprofits, including the SeniorLAW Center and Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. in political science with a minor in history from Duke University. She is a Board Member and Co-Chair of the Governance Committee for her community library, The Free Library of New Hope & Solebury.