Upcoming Events Calendar

Friday, October 24, 2014

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 28

The Fortune Flyers Pre-Marathon/Post-Work Fundraiser Party

We are just a few weeks away from the 2014 NYC Marathon and our Fortune Flyers have kicked their training into high gear. Support the team by heading over to Coffeed where there will be a great opportunity to introduce new friends to Fortune and to hear from our client runners.

The Fortune Flyers Pre-Marathon/Post-Work Fundraiser Party
Tues., Oct. 28
5:30 PM
Coffeed
37-18 Northern Blvd.
Long Island City

RSVP and buy tickets (which are $26 or $1/mile) by calling Raven at 718-906-9465 X270 or by e-mailing.

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October 29

Domestic Violence: Awareness In Action

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, join the YWCA of the City of New York for its Salon Series discussion which will be moderated by award-winning TV journalist Richelle Carey and will feature Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence; Jimmie BRiggs, co-founder of the Man Up Campaign; and Linda Lopez, Deputy Director at the Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services of Sanctuary for Families. Registration is limited and refreshments will be provided.

Domestic Violence: Awareness In Action
Wed., Oct. 29
6:30-8:30 PM
YWCA’s Family Resource Center
500 West 56th St.
NYC

For more information, click here. And to attend the event, please RSVP here.

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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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October 30

The Online Release of “A People’s Budget: A Research And Evaluation Report On Cycle 3 Of Participatory Budgeting In New York City”

Through Participatory Budgeting (PB), community members — instead of elected officials alone — determine how public funds should be spent, from start to finish. PB in New York City began three years ago (in 2011-12) with a historic pilot process in four Council districts.  In Cycle 3, the process expanded to 10 districts and saw nearly 17,000 people turn out to vote.  This made New York’s process the largest PB process in the United States to date. And PB continues to grow:  in the current cycle it has more than doubled to include nearly half of the City Council districts. This report is the culmination of nearly 9,000 surveys, more than 100 in-depth interviews, and more than 50 meeting observations designed to explore the NYC participatory budgeting process. Presented by the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center and the PBNYC Research Team.

The Online Release of “A People’s Budget: A Research And Evaluation Report On Cycle 3 Of Participatory Budgeting In New York City”
Thurs. , Oct. 30
12-1:30 PM

Advance registration is required.

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November 1 (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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November 1

In Plain Sight: Towards Engendering The Fight For Racial Justice In The 21st Century

Why are women of color:

  • Killed by state violence but their names, faces, and stories are unknown?
  • Experiencing private violence but are silences by community politics?
  • Over-represented in the prison system but are considered outsider the fight against the New Jim Crow?
  • More deeply impacted by the recession but are not represented in economic justice agendas?
  • Targeted by racism but excluded from racial justice initiatives?

Join us as we work together to build a holistic racial justice agenda that addresses gendered  needs and systemic conditions.

In Plain Sight: Towards Engendering The Fight For Racial Justice In The 21st Century
Sat., Nov. 1
9 AM-6 PM
Columbia Law School
435 West 116th St.
NYC

For more information, click here or e-mail Rachel Gilmer. RSVP here.

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November 2

How One Play Saved Thousands Of Lives

Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey interviews and hosts a Q+A with David Rothenberg, the founder of The Fortune Society. They will discuss the 1967 play “Fortune and Men’s Eyes” which led to the creation of the Fortune Society and the impact it has had on thousands of lives.

How One Play Saved Thousands Of Lives
Sun., Nov. 2
3 PM
The Fortune Academy
140th St. and Riverside Dr.
NYC

For more information, click here.
Purchase tickets at $15 each here.

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November 12

Queens Community Partners Network

A wonderful afternoon of networking. Presenter: Don Rickenbaugh, CID-NY. Light refreshments will be served.

Queens Community Partners Network
Wed., Nov. 12
2-4 PM
Queens Library
21st St.
2nd Floor
Long Island City
NYC

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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 1

Critical Psychology: Epistemology Of Social Justice And Social Action

Join The Applied Psychology Undergraduate Program (APUG) and the Incarceration to Education Coalition (IEC) for a discussion on the role of psychology in working for social justice. Focusing on the ways in which institutions of higher education exclude, screen, and track applicants with documented criminal records, the conversation will highlight the ways in which research, theoretical questions and empirical findings have shaped the movement to Abolish the Box at NYU and at schools around the country. Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Graduate Center at CUNY and Cory Greene, NYU Alum and IEC member will frame a conversation about social action and research, using Paolo Friere’s concept of praxis and Participatory Action Research (PAR) as a foundation.

Critical Psychology: Epistemology Of Social Justice And Social Action
Mon., Dec. 1
6-8:15 PM
New York University
Kimball Hall
246 Greene St.
NYC

For more information, click here.

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December 1

TEDxSingSing: Creating Healthy Communities

Speakers will explore the concept of “creating healthy communities” from a variety of perspectives, including individual, physical, mental, and emotional health, and how to work together to build a nourishing and supportive community no matter where you might be, even in a maximum security prison like Sing Sing. A variety of exciting speakers will contribute, including Gina Belafonte, Majora Carter, Bryonn Bain, Dan Slepian, and Sing Sing superintendent Michael Capra. The event will be filmed by acclaimed producer and director Jonathan Demme.

TEDxSingSing: Creating Healthy Communities
Mon., Dec. 1
Sing Sing Correctional Facility
NY

For more information, e-mail Emily Gallagher or call 914-941-0794.

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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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