Upcoming Events Calendar

Monday, February 2, 2015

 

February 4

Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement: Strategies for Success

In the wake of Ferguson, Eric Garner, and the burgeoning #blacklivesmatter movement, the campaign to improve black male achievement has become more urgent than ever. This webinar will feature policy and communications experts who’ve been building and sustaining the movement for years. Through the lens of the Foundation Center’s landmark report, Building a Beloved Community: Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement, we’ll explore the capacity-building and systems-change strategies from the bird’s eye to the grassroots to learn what’s working. Speakers are:
— Seema Shah, Director of Research for Special Projects, Foundation Center
— Marc Philpart, Director, Boys and Men of Color Initiatives, PolicyLink
— Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant, Senior Fellow, CLASP
— Rashid Shabazz, Vice President of Communications, Campaign for Black Male Achievement

Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement: Strategies for Success

Wed., Feb. 4
3 PM

Register for Webinar here. FREE for EPIP members and $10 for non-members.

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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 8

Studio Salon: Titus Kaphar and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad Discuss The New Jim Crow

Studio Salon is the studio Museum in Harlem’s literary society that invites visitors to participate in an ongoing series of talks, book clubs, and writing workshops inspired by exhibitions and aimed at encouraging self-expression and critical dialogue. Recreating teh intimacy and candid nature of a studio visit, exhibiting artist Titus Kaphar will be joined by Schomburg director Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad for a walk-through and discussion of The Jerome Project, his exhibition of small-scale works that directly engage contemporary social issues, particularly the criminal justice system and prison-industrial complex. In this conversation, Kaphar and Muhammad will explore Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” as integral source material that informed the artist’s personal research and evolving modes of representation for this very timely and important project.

Studio Salon: Titus Kaphar and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad Discuss The New Jim Crow

Sun., Feb. 8
4 PM
Studio Museum
Harlem

Purchase tickets at $10 for general admission and $5 for students. RSVP to programs@studiomuseum.org. Watch the livestream.

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February 23

Young Men Of Color And The Other Side Of Harm: Addressing Disparities In Our Response To Violence

As the challenges facing young men of color rightfully move to the forefront of public discourse on equity and opportunity, the Ford Foundation and Vera’s Common Justice project aim to take up an often overlooked dimension of this conversation: the experience of young men of color who survive violence.  This panel will bring together a wide range of perspectives—from prosecutors to faith leaders, members of Congress to psychiatrists–to address crucial questions about the violence young men experience and the support available to them in the aftermath of what they survive.  The dynamic conversation will aim to analyze the current landscape and chart a course forward toward a more equitable and effective response to harm. Speakers will include: District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, Representative Hakeem Jeffries, Dr. Richard Dudley, Rev. Dr. Harold Dean Trulear, and Danielle Sered.

Young Men Of Color And The Other Side Of Harm: Addressing Disparities In Our Response To Violence

Mon., Feb. 23
5-7 PM
Ford Foundation
320 East 43rd St.
NYC

For more information, click here. To register, 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

Prisoner Reentry Institute: Consequences For Communities

 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 on Thursday, March 5th, 2015, for the fifth installment in this series, which will feature keynote speaker Dr. Todd Clear, Provost Rutgers University-Newark, presenting his recent research “Predicting Crime Through Incarceration: The Impact of Rates of Prison Cycling on Rates of Crime in Communities”. This groundbreaking work, co-authored by Natasha Frost, Geert Dhondt, Michael Carr, and Anthony Braga explores the hypothesis that the effects of mass incarceration work to increase, rather than decrease, neighborhood crime rates. Additional speakers will be added as they are confirmed.The event will be held in moot court on the sixth floor of John Jay College’s New Building, with bagels & coffee available at 8:30am and the speakers beginning promptly at 9am. In addition to remarks by each featured speaker, the day will include a moderated panel discussion and audience Q & A.

Prisoner Reentry Institute: Consequences For Communities

Thurs., Mar. 5
8:30 AM
John Jay College’s New Building
Moot Court
6th floor
524 West 59th St.
NYC

Click here for more information and to register.

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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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March 16 (tentatively rescheduled for this date from 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?”

Mon., March 16 (tentatively rescheduled for this date from January 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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