Upcoming Events Calendar

Friday, October 17, 2014

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

Screening and Q&A Discussion:  ʺWhat I Want My Words To Do Youʺ

Part of the “What Is Justice?” film series. Join us for a screening of a film that brings us into the minds and hearts of the women incarcerated in New York’s Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Eve Ensler, Donna Hilton, and Keila Pulinario. A free event.

Screening and Q&A Discussion: “What I Want My Words To Do You”
Thurs., Oct. 23
6:30-9 PM
Columbia Law School
Jerome Greene Room 104
435 West 116th St.
NYC

For more info, click here.

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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
Thurs., 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 24

Prisoners’ Legal Services 40th Anniversary Celebration

Full day of human and civil rights CLEs. In 1974, 216,000 individuals were incarcerated in prisons and jails across the U.S.; 14,386 individuals were incarcerated in New York State prisons. NY’s Rockefeller Drug Laws were one year old. The shockwaves of the 1971 Attica Uprising were still being felt across the country. And Prisoners’ Legal Services Clinic began at Albany Law School.

Prisoners’ Legal Services 40th Anniversary Celebration
Fri., Oct. 24
10 AM-5:30 PM; cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 PM
Albany Law School
80 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY

For more information, click here.

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October 25 (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 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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October 29

Raise The Age: Changing Youth Justice In NYC

New York is one of just two states in the country that automatically treats 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system. In recent years, advocates and legislators — including the state’s chief judge — have pushed to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18. Now, in the midst of a national scandal over the treatment of adolescents at Rikers Island, we convene the experts for a discussion of the movement to raise the age. How will the influx of adolescents impact the city’s newly reformed juvenile justice programs? How can the system ensure that 16- and 17-year-olds get their best shot at success?

A conversation with:
— Hon. Edwina Richardson-Mendelson, administrative judge, NY County Family Court
— Commissioner Ana Bermudez, NYC Dept. of Probation
— Sonja Okun — founder and executive director, Exalt
— Soffiyah Elijah, executive director, Correctional Association of New York

Moderated by: Abigail Kramer, associate editor, Center for NYC Affairs at the New School

Raise The Age: Changing Youth Justice In NYC
Wed., Oct. 29
8:30-10:30 AM
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th St.
Room 202
NYC

Admission is free but you must RSVP.

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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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