Upcoming Events Calendar

Thursday, January 22, 2015

January 28

Parole Prep Basics: New York State’s Unjust Parole System And What Advocates And Attorneys Can Do About It

The National Lawyers Guild — New York City Chapter’s Mass Incarceration and Anti-Racism Committees — present Mujahid Farid of Release Aging People In Prison (RAPP), Scott Paltrowitz of the National Lawyers Guild, and Claudia Trupp of The Center For Appellate Litigation. Snacks served at 6:00, program starts promptly at 6:30.

Parole Prep Basics: New York State’s Unjust Parole System And What Advocates And Attorneys Can Do About It

Wed., January 28
6-8:30 PM
NYU School Of Law
Room 214 Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South
NYC

Event is free with suggested donation of $15 for attorneys seeking CLE credit and $5 for all others. RSVP required here.

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January 28

The Science Of Positive Youth Development: “Can Youth Justice Be Compatible With Science?”

The Fortune Society’s Marlon Peterson will be one of the speakers at a youth justice symposium at John Jay College. The event will focus on the science of positive youth development. A follow up symposium in April will focus more on the practice of positive youth development. More details TBA.

The Science Of Positive Youth Development: “Can Youth Justice Be Compatible With Science?”

Wed., Jan. 28
8:30 AM-1:30 PM
John Jay College
2nd floor dining hall
524 West 59th St.
NYC

For more information, click here.

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January 28

Policy To Practice: Transformative Governance Strategies To Enhance Public Mental Health

New York City is seeing a range of ambitious efforts to tackle important criminal justice and other issues through mental health solutions. This conference brings local, national, and international leaders together to illustrate different approaches to more transformative public mental health governance, and invites participants to consider and give feedback as to how such approaches might take root in New York City.

Policy To Practice: Transformative Governance Strategies To Enhance Public Mental Health

Wed., Jan. 28
8:30 AM-4 PM
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
National Grid
1 Metro Tech Center
Brooklyn, NY

Event is free. For more information, click here.

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February 4

Criminal Justice Debt: When All Else Fails, Fining The Family

The 2014-15 PRI Occasional Series on Reentry Research will highlight issues raised by the National Academy of Sciences’ groundbreaking report, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Causes and Consequences. Please join us for the fourth event in this series, which will feature keynote speaker Mitali Nagrecha, co-author of When All Else Fails, Fining the Family:  First Person Accounts of Criminal Justice Debt. Additional speakers will be added as they are confirmed. Co-sponsored by the Center for Community Alternatives, the event will be held,  with bagels & coffee available at 8:30 AM and the speakers beginning promptly at 9 AM. In addition to remarks by each featured speaker, the day will include a moderated panel discussion and audience Q & A.

Criminal Justice Debt: When All Else Fails, Fining The Family

Wed., Feb. 4
8:30 AM

John Jay College
New Building Room 9.64

For more information, click here. Click here to register.

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February 5

A Conference On Improving Police-Community Relations

A FREE event to discuss ways to restore trust between our communities and law enforcement.  Sponsored by the Amadou Diallo Foundation (ADF). Keynote address delivered by Hon. Eric L. Adams, Borough President, Brooklyn followed by a Panel Discussion. Panelists:  Ms. Kadiatou Diallo, ADF President; Hon. David Dinkins, ADF Board Chair; Hon. David Paterson, ADF Board Member; Mr. Norman Siegel, ADF Board Treasurer;  Mr. Graham Weatherspoon, ADF Board Member. Q & A session will follow panel discussion.  Coffee & light breakfast items will be served.

A Conference On Improving Police-Community Relations

Thurs., Feb. 5
 9 AM – Noon
Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA)
15th floor Conference Center
420 West 118th Street
NYC

This a free event with required registration due to space limitations.  Please click here to register. For more information, click here.

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February 28

Education Inside And Out Of Prison: Past, Present, And Future

Empire State College, Brooklyn Unit, Education for All is pleased to announce an upcoming symposium entitled Education Inside and Out of Prison: Past, Present and Future. You are cordially invited to attend this exciting event. The symposium is planned as a part of the college’s Black History Month’s events. Our keynote speaker is the Reverend Vivian Nixon, ESC alumna and Executive Director of College and Community Fellowship. The day will be made up of a panel discussion focusing on topics such as the history of mass incarceration, the curtailing of prison college programs, Ban the Box, recent legislation and what the future looks like for formerly and currently incarcerated people in terms of education. There will also be heartfelt readings of letters from currently incarcerated people who are not able to access higher education, as well as breakout sessions in the afternoon.

Education Inside And Out Of Prison: Past, Present, And Future

Sat., Feb. 28
9 AM-3 PM
Empire State College Gallery
177 Livingston St.
6th floor
Brooklyn, NY

Please RSVP to esceducationforall@gmail.com.

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March 5-6

Beyond The Bars: Transforming (In)Justice

Featuring Michelle Alexander. This year’s Beyond the Bars conference will focus on the idea of transformation.  Due to the work of so many of you, people across the country are increasingly aware of the racial, economic and social injustices that have come from what we now call mass incarceration, and what some are beginning to refer to as mass criminalization.  Individuals, communities, organizations, institutions, political bodies and more, are working on changing criminal justice policies across the carceral continuum from policing, to the courts, to the jails and prisons, and to the barriers and conditions for people returning from incarceration. The questions this conference will pose are: How do we work towards lasting transformative change? How do we develop a framework for changing the way our country seeks  justice that does not perpetuate the roots of the problems that have led us here? How do we create change that addresses the systemic marginalization vis-a-vis racism, classism, patriarchy and the countless other isms, while also addressing the need for individual accountability and the safety of our communities and our society? What is a transformative agenda for changing the way we seek justice?

Beyond The Bars: Transforming (In)Justice

Thurs., Mar. 5-Fri., Mar. 6
Columbia University Center For Justice

For more information, click here.

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