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Monday, February 9, 2015

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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