Upcoming Events Calendar

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 16-April 17

Prison Obscura

Curated by Prison Photography editor Pete Brook, Prison Obscura is a traveling exhibition that explores an area of society that, in spite of its explosive growth, continues to exist in the shadows — the country’s prisons and jails. Presenting rarely seen vernacular, surveillance, evidentiary, and prisoner-made photographs, the exhibition sheds light on the prison industrial complex and those it confines. The works in Prison Obscura vary from aerial views of prison complexes to intimate portraits of incarcerated individuals.

Prison Obscura

Mon., Mar. 16-Fri., April 17
The New School 66 Fifth Ave. at 13th St. NYC For more information, click here.

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March 16 (rescheduled from January 28)

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

Featuring keynotes speakers B.J. Casey of Weill Cornell Medical College and David Brown from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Join the conversation on the growing science of adolescent development and the extent to which developmental knowledge informs the practice of youth justice.

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

Mon., March 16 (rescheduled from January 28)
9 AM-1:30 PM
John Jay College
2nd floor dining hall
524 West 59th St.
NYC

For more information and to register, click here.

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March 17

Bennington College’s Incarceration In America Initiative: A performance of  “The Castle”

The United States has the highest documented rate of incarceration in the world, a rate that has increased by 500 percent in the past 40 years. In response to this crisis, Bennington College launched the Incarceration in America initiative. This growing initiative includes curriculum, visiting speakers, theatrical events, think tanks, and retreats to develop public policy and political action in the post-tough-on-crime era. “The Castle” is one of three events held at Bennington College this spring in conjunction with this initiative. Free and open to the public.

The Castle was conceived, co-written, and directed by The Fortune Society founder David Rothenberg, and is co-written and performed by former clients of The Fortune Society. This breathtaking drama follows the formerly incarcerated cast, which has collectively served more than 70 years in prison, as they relate their harrowing, real-life journeys through adversity, crime, and redemption.

Bennington College’s Incarceration In America Initiative: A performance of  “The Castle”

Tues., Mar. 17
7-9 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
Bennington College
1 College Dr.
Bennington, VT

Click here for more information. Free and open to the public.

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March 18

Reentry Roundtable: Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act

A discussion about the Domestic Violence Survivors Act. Speakers to be announced.

Wed., Mar. 18
1-3 PM
The Community Services Society of New York (CSS)
105 East 22nd St. at corner of Park Ave. South
NYC
(take 6 or N/R trains to 23rd St.)

RSVP to Gabriel Torres-Rivera at grivera@cssny.org or call 212-614-5306.

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March 24

Women’s History Month Reception: Leadership & Generosity — A Call To Action

YW Woman Award Presentation to honoree Letitia James, NYC Public Advocate.

Tues., March 24
6-8:30 PM
YWCA Family Resource Center
500 W. 56th St.
NYC

To RSVP, click here.

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March 29

Best Of The Fortune Music Café

Featuring the talented Fortune Society staff and clients, and your host, John Michael Hersey. Tickets are $10 each.

Best Of The Fortune Music Café

Sun., March 29
3 PM
Castle Gardens
Main Conference Room
625 West 140 St.
NYC

To buy tickets, click here. For more information, e-mail jrunowicz@fortunesociety.org.

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