Upcoming Events Calendar

Friday, November 7, 2014

November 10

The American Justice Summit

This Summit is being presented in partnership with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, alongside co-hosts: Neil Barsky, Harry Belafonte, Piper Kerman, Pamela Thomas-Graham, Jeffrey Toobin, Jeremy Travis and Darren Walker. The American Justice Summit is a half-day forum that will convene major players from politics, law, the media, academia, and government as well as cutting-edge reformers who are working to eradicate inequities in our justice system. A series of penetrating discussions with leaders from the worlds of crime, punishment, rehabilitationand social innovation, programming will spotlight a rising crisis that the best minds on both sides of the political aisle are working to resolve — and offer some solutions.

The American Justice Summit
Mon., Nov. 10
1:30-6 PM
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
The Gerald W. Lynch Theater
524 West 59th St.
NYC

For more information, click here. Must RSVP.

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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 12

The Marshall Project: A Nonprofit Journalism Enterprise That Will Cover The Criminal Justice System

Featuring speakers Neil Barsky and Bill Keller.  The Marshall Project is a new journalism-focused non-profit organization dedicated to in-depth reporting about the criminal justice system.

The Marshall Project: A Nonprofit Journalism Enterprise That Will Cover The Criminal Justice System
Wed., Nov. 12
8-9:30 AM
NY Law School
185 West Broadway
Auditorium (Room A014)

For more information, click here. Must RSVP.

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November 13

Occasional Series: Consequences For Employment And Earnings

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.” This third event in the series will feature Dr. Derek Neal, University of Chicago professor and the author of “The Prison Boom and the Lack of Black Progress After Smith and Welch.” Bagels and coffee available at 8:30 AM and speakers begin promptly at 9 AM.

Occasional Series: Consequences For Employment And Earnings
Thurs., Nov. 13
8:30-11 AM
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New Building
Room 9.64
524 West 59th St.
NYC

For more information, click here. To register, click here.

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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 (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 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
Sat., 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
Sat., Nov. 15
Reception at 5:30 PM/Program at 7 PM
Malcolm X and Dr. Betty
Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
3940 Broadway
NYC

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November 17

Self-Determination Inside/Out

Interference Archive presents a comprehensive exhibition and public program series featuring the cultural materials produced by incarcerated people and their allies. Ranging from the Attica Rebellion to political prisoners, AIDS education to prisoners-as-laborers, the struggles of incarcerated women and queer people to the current wave of hunger strikes in prisons and detention centers across the country, these materials fundamentally recast the history of the prison-industrial complex. The exhibition shows incarcerated people not simply as the objects of state repression or social justice activism, but as active initiators and leaders in the critique of “criminal justice” — and other forms of injustice — in the U.S.

Self-Determination Inside/Out
Mon., Nov. 17
7-10 PM
Interference Archive
131 8th St.
Brooklyn
(R/F/G trains to 4th Avenue/9th St. stop)

For more information, click here.

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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 18

Public Health In The Age Of Mass Incarceration

Mass incarceration has become one of the major public health challenges of our time. The millions of people who cycle through our nation’s courts, jails, and prisons every year experience far higher rates of chronic health problems, infectious diseases, substance use disorders, and serious mental illness than the general public. This briefing is the first in a series under Vera’s Justice Reform For Healthy Communities initiative. It will examine the role of mass incarceration as a driver of health disparities — both behind bars and in communities. And it will look at the opportunities for meaningful change through a public health framework, including the use of resources made available by the Affordable Care Act.

Public Health In The Age Of Mass Incarceration
Tues., Nov. 18

Vera Institute Of Justice
233 Broadway
12th Floor
NYC

For more information, click here. To register, 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.

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

The evening will include a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, an awards program, and a reception with dessert and dancing. Celebrate the hard work of the honorees and members who have been fighting for justice and equality for all low-income and working New Yorkers.

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

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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December 6

National Medical Conference On Gun Violence

The conference will bring together clinicians, academic researchers, public policy experts, community-based program leaders and other stakeholders to show how evidence-based tools can be developed to diagnose and treat patients at risk for gun violence. The course content will augment practitioner competence, positively impact practitioner performance and positively affect patient outcomes. There will also be presentations on alternative intervention strategies and understanding legal/ethical constraints on sharing of sensitive information. The conference will include breakfast and lunch plus morning/afternoon treats, coffees and teas. Housing discounts will be made available for attendees and program details will be posted shortly. Seating for the conference is limited so we suggest you download the program and follow the instructions for reserving your seat(s).

National Medical Conference On Gun Violence
Saturday, Dec. 6
8 AM-5 PM
The Conference Center At Waltham Woods
860 Winter St.
Waltham Woods, MA

For more information, click here.

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