Upcoming Events Calendar

Friday, October 3, 2014

October 5

A FORTUNE EVENT:

Upcoming Performance of “The Castle II”

In “The Castle II” — an original drama co-written by Fortune founder David Rothenberg — four formerly imprisoned New Yorkers relate their journeys of crime, privation, and redemption.  Don’t miss your chance to see this breathtaking real-life drama.

Sun., Oct. 5
3 PM

Castle Gardens
Tickets available at eventbrite.com

For more information about performances, call David Rothenberg at 212-255-8510.

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October 8

Rethinking Youth Justice: A Panel Discussion On The Legacy Of Alfred Siegel And The Future Of Reform In New York

The campaign to increase New York’s age of criminal majority from 16 to 18 has gained momentum thanks to the leadership of New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and Governor Andrew Cuomo who recently convened a special commission to examine the issue. The current push to improve justice for young people in New York builds on the life and legacy of Alfred Siegel, who passed away in January 2014. As an assistant DA in the Bronx, deputy commissioner of the NYC Department of Probation, and deputy director of the Center for Court Innovation, Alfred Siegel devoted his career to reforming the justice system with a particular focus on creating meaningful alternatives to incarceration for young people. This panel will discuss Alfred Siegel’s legacy and the future of justice for adolescents in New York.

Rethinking Youth Justice: A Panel Discussion On The Legacy Of Alfred Siegel And The Future Of Reform In New York
Wed., Oct. 8
6-8 PM
42 West 44th St.
NYC

For more information, click here.

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October 8

Marking Time: Prison Arts And Activism Conference And Exhibition

Sponsored by the Institute for Research On Women. The Institute for Research on Women (IRW) will hold its Marking Time: Prison Arts and Activism Conference and Exhibition at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ on October 8 – 10, 2014.  The conference, the first of its kind, will bring together scholars, writers, artists, and activists from across the nation and from overseas to explore the cultural aspects of imprisonment through a focus on art produced by prisoners and in response to mass incarceration.

Marking Time: Prison Arts And Activism Conference And Exhibition
Oct. 8
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

For more information visit centraljersey.com.

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October 9

West Harlem “Neighborhood Assembly”

There will be seven meetings in the next few weeks called “Neighborhood Assemblies” to collect ideas for infrastructure projects in our community. The winning five to six projects will be funded for a total of $1 million.

West Harlem “Neighborhood Assembly”
Thurs., Oct. 9
6-8:30 PM
George Bruce Library
518 W 125th Street
NYC

Click here for more information.

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October 11 (and every Saturday through November)

A FORTUNE EVENT:

Fortune Fresh Farm Stand

From 9 AM-3 PM through November at the corner of 145th St. and Edgecombe Ave. in Harlem outside of Jackie Robinson Park.

For more information, click here.

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October 12

Prison Families Anonymous 40th Anniversary Brunch Honoring David Rothenberg

Prison Families Anonymous will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with a brunch honoring: David Rothenburg & Serena Liguori. Hosted By: Sean Pica.

Prison Families Anonymous 40th Anniversary Brunch Honoring David Rothenberg
Sun., Oct. 12
10 AM-3 PM
Unitarian Universalist Congregation Shelter Rock
48 Shelter Rock Road
Manhasset, NY 11030

TICKETS
$60 per person
$500 for a Guest Table of 10
To purchase tickets, respond by sending checks to:
Prison Families Anonymous
350 Veterans Memorial Highway
Commack, NY 11725

or use our PayPal account @ www.pfa-li.com/contact.html

RSVP by October 1. Limited seating.

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October 14

A FORTUNE EVENT:

Save The Date!

2014 Fortune Society Annual Fall Benefit

The 2014 Fortune Fall Benefit will be held October 14, at the Tribeca Rooftop! Fortune will be Honoring Sam and the late Judy Peabody with the Game Changer Award. Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League will be presented with the David Rothenberg Achievement Award.

2014 Fortune Society Annual Fall Benefit
Oct. 14
6-9 PM
Tribeca Rooftop
2 Desbrosses St.
New York, NY

Information and tickets at FortuneFallBenefit .eventbrite.com

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October 15

Targeted Assembly: Focus On The Formerly Incarcerated And Programs That Serve Them

How would you spend $1 million in your neighborhood? Attend a neighborhood assembly and tell us how. This is your chance to tell us what should be built in your community. If you would like to propose a project, make sure to attend.

Targeted Assembly: Focus On The Formerly Incarcerated And Programs That Serve Them
Wed., Oct. 15
6-8 PM
The Fortune Society
630 Riverside Dr.
on the corner of West 140th St.
NYC

For more info or to RSVP, click here.

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October 15

NY Reentry Roundtable

Topic: The Noose, the Hoodie, and the State. Guest speaker: Juan Cartagena, president and general counsel, Latino Justice PRLDEF.

NY Reentry Roundtable
Wed., Oct. 15

1-3 PM
The Community Service Society of New York (CSS)
105 East 22 St.
Conference room 4A
NYC

For more info, e-mail Gabriel Torres-Rivera at grivera@cssny.org

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October 16

ABFE’s Third Thursday Webinar Series: “From Moment to Movement”

The recent summer events in Ferguson, MO illustrate the long journey for racial equity and justice in America and present a complex landscape for advocates, community members, government, and foundations to address issues of racial discrimination. Like many moments in history, events can be catalytic to inspire social change or fade into our collective memory. Beyond the images of civil unrest in Ferguson — can we move “from moment to movement?” This Webinar session will explore the opportunities and challenges of implementing movement-based grant making strategies that ultimately achieve equity for Black communities.

ABFE’s Third Thursday Webinar Series: “From Moment to Movement”
Thurs., Oct. 16
2-3:30 PM

Must register to attend online Webinar.

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October 17

Education Is Transformation! Student Symposium
Join in October 17th to explore the power of education to change the lives of youth and adults with histories of justice-system involvement.  Through personal storytelling and dialogue, explore how and why education reclaims lives and cultivates leaders, and what we can do expand these transformational educational opportunities.

Co-sponsored by New York Reentry Education Network, the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School, and Teachers College Vice President’s Diversity and Community Initiatives.

Education Is Transformation! Student Symposium
Oct. 17
Noon-4 PM

Columbia Law School
Case Lounge
435 West 116 St.
NYC

For more info, click here.

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October 18

1st Annual High School D.J. Battle of Brooklyn South

Blending, scratching, beat juggling, tricks, special guest judges. Open to all HS students. Sponsored by the 67th Precinct Youth Program.

3 PM at Samuel J. Tilden High School, 5800 Tilden Ave., Brooklyn

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October 19

The Abuse Of Solitary Confinement

Panel discussion with direct action.

The Abuse Of Solitary Confinement
Sun., Oct. 19
1-3 PM
15th St. Quaker Meetinghouse
15 Rutherford Place
15th St. between 2nd and 3rd Aves.
NYC

For info, e-mail Chris Japely at saintbeuno@earthlink.net

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October 20

NYAGV (New Yorkers Against gun Violence) 2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction

A great lineup of honorees plus drinks, hors d’oeuvres, awards, silent auction, and VIP reception. Your support benefits NYAGV youth and community education programs to prevent gun violence.

NYAGV (New Yorkers Against gun Violence) 2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction
Mon., Oct. 20
6:30-9 PM
Rosenthal Pavilion at the NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square
NYC 10012

Click here for more information.

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October 23

Thinking About Disparity

The 2014-15 PRI Occasional Series on Reentry Research will highlight issues raised by the groundbreaking report recently released by the National Academy of Sciences, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Causes and Consequences. Please join us on October 23rd for the second event in this series, which will feature Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt of Stanford University, author of Racial Disparities in Incarceration Increase Acceptance of Punitive Policies.

Thinking About Disparity
Oct. 23

8:30-11 AM
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street
New Building, Moot Court (6th floor)
NYC

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October 25

NY Society for Ethical Culture presents The Fortune Society with the 2014 Frank B. Prescod Community Service Award

The Award is periodically presented to individuals and institutions that have improved the lives and community of all New Yorkers. FREE and open to the public. Reception after ceremony ($10 pp) will be catered by the Fortune Society Culinary Arts program. RSVP by Oct. 12.

4 PM (doors open 3:30 PM) at the NY Society for Ethical Culture auditorium, 2 W. 64 St. (at Central Park West), NYC.

 For more info, click here or call 212-874-5210 X117 or e-mail ygarcia@nysec.org

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November 13

Self-Determination Inside/Out

RAPP will join organizers from Milk Not Jails and other projects for an informal discussion on how our work works, or doesn’t, to change the prison system.

Self-Determination Inside/Out
Thurs., Nov. 13
7 PM
131 8th St.
Brooklyn
(R/F/G trains to 4th Avenue/9th St. stop)

For more information, click here.

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November 15

The Lasting Legacies Of Percy E. Sutton and Basil A. Paterson

Columbia University – School of International and Public Affairs presents a panel discussion with former Mayor David N. Dinkins and Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr.

The Lasting Legacies Of Percy E. Sutton and Basil A. Paterson
Nov. 15
1-4:30 PM
The Great Hall
The City College of New York
160 Convent Ave.
New York, NY 10031

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November 15

Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc. Annual Awards Program

Citizens Against Recidivism will be celebrating their seventh annual awards program. This year the event will be hosted at  the historic and prestigious Malcolm  X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center located  at 3940 Broadway, New York City, N.Y. 10032.  Reception begins at 5:30 pm. Program starts at 7:00 pm sharp.

A variety of food and beverages to be served
RSVP TO info@citizensinc.org

If you are interested in information about ticket pricing please email Citizens at info@citizensinc.org or call their office at 347.626.7233, ext. 1.  Call for group ticket prices. You may share this information with those you believe may benefit from this opportunity.

Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc. Annual Awards Program
Nov. 15
Reception at 5:30 PM/Program at 7 PM
Malcolm X and Dr. Betty
Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
3940 Broadway
New York, NY 10032

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November 17

RAPP Presentation

RAPP Presentation at the American Public Health Association conference.

Mon., Nov. 17
RAPP Presentation
10:30 AM-noon
New Orleans, LA (more details to come)

For more information, click here.

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November 20

Lyrics From Lockdown

Join the Center for Justice at Columbia University and our colleagues and friends from across New York City for a performance of Bryonn Bain’s Lyrics from Lockdown.  The show will be followed by a post performance discussion about community and student activism.  More details to come soon.

Lyrics From Lockdown
Thurs., Nov. 20

7 PM
Miller Theatre
Columbia University
2960 Broadway
NYC

For more information, click here.

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December 2

The Shirley Chisholm Lights Of Freedom Awards

Save the date! More information to come.

The Shirley Chisholm Lights Of Freedom Awards
Tues., Dec. 2
6:30-10 PM
SEIU1199 Auditorium
310 West 43rd St.
NYC

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