Upcoming Events Calendar

Friday, October 31, 2014

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 7

The Latino Child And The Law

Program (subject to change):

— Networking breakfast for speakers and attendees.

— The Latino Child, Immigration Reform, and the Humanitarian Crisis. A surge in unaccompanied child arrivals has highlighted the need to reexamine relevant US policies. Immigration practitioners and experts will discuss current conditions and proposals for legal reform.

— The Latino Child and Juvenile Justice Reform. How do we improve a justice system that disproportionately incarcerates Latino youth? Panelists will discuss the status of federal and local juvenile justice legislation and new proposals for addressing systemic inequalities.

— Keynote address and lunch for speakers and attendees.

— The Latino Child and Access to Quality Pre-K through 12 Education. Education attorneys and policy experts will discuss recent decisions on public school finance, Latino access to school board elections, and the campaign for universal preschool education’s impact on the Latino community.

The Latino Child And The Law
Fri., Nov. 7
9 AM-4 PM
NYU School Of Law
Lipton Hall
108 West 3rd St.
NYC

To download more info, click here.
Click here to RSVP.    

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November 8 (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 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 14

Families For Freedom Annual Fundraiser

Join us for an evening of music, international food, drinks, and dance, to celebrate Families For Freedom’s 12th Annual Fundraiser! Tickets are a minimum donation of $25. We encourage you to give more if you can; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Families For Freedom Annual Fundraiser
Fri., Nov. 14
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
NYC

For more information, click here.
Click here to register or buy your tickets at the door.

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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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