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Monday, November 17, 2014

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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November 22 (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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December 1

The Fortune Society Hosts World AIDS Day Mini-Conference

This event is in response to eliminating health and social disparities in the borough of Manhattan. Come for breakout sessions, networking, screening, healthy food demonstrations, tabling, and raffles, prizes, and fun.

The Fortune Society Hosts World AIDS Day Mini-Conference
Mon., Dec. 1
10 AM-3 PM
Castle Gardens
625 W. 140th St. (between Riverside and Broadway)
NYC

For more information, call Thelma Frasier at 646-937-5359 or Billy Estevez at 646-937-5371.

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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
Sat., 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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December 8

Guns & Domestic Violence: A Lethal Combination

This landmark event will feature an expert presentation on federal and New York State gun laws to address domestic violence and pending state legislation designed to close loopholes. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion with community activists about the lethal intersection of gun violence and domestic violence in New York City.

Guns & Domestic Violence: A Lethal Combination
Mon., Dec. 8
6:30-8:30 PM

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Gerald W. Lynch Auditorium
524 W. 59 St.
NYC

Event is free and open to the public.
For more information, e-mail connect@connectnyc.org

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